Manchester City midfielder llkay Gundogan has spoken out about the club’s failure to bring in a new striker this transfer window.
The German international has claimed that he is ‘not afraid’ because City ‘experienced a similar situation last season’ when they won the Premier League.
Pep Guardiola’s side have lost their main striker Sergio Aguero and throughout the summer have been searching for his long-term replacement.
Their pursuit of Harry Kane was well documented throughout the transfer window but the England captain confirmed on his social media that he is indeed staying at Tottenham this season.
City reportedly made two official bids for the 28-year-old, one worth €122m and the other €150m but both were turned down.
After Kane, they turned their attention to Ronaldo but he has now re-joined rivals Manchester United which leaves City with only Gabriel Jesus as a recognised senior striker.
This season the Brazillian has mainly been played out wide and Gundogan has firmly stated that it won’t be an issue.
Asked about the lack of a Kane or Ronaldo, he said: “I’m not afraid of having no striker.
“We experienced a similar situation last season and we scored many goals.
“Also, at the beginning of this season, we’ve scored ten goals in two games without playing a number nine.
“It’s just something we need to accept now and try to make the best of. Once we got into dangerous situations, we were very much on it.”
City are a near-perfect side but the final piece in the puzzle is a focal point up front. Kane would have been perfect but they didn’t get their man. That being said, they did win the league without one. But the competition does seem tougher this year.
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