Published: Sat, September 15, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Delph, Foden sweat on Guardiola Man City team news

Delph, Foden sweat on Guardiola Man City team news

The Belgium midfielder signed a new contract in January, which keeps him at the club until 2023 and Guardiola denied telling a Spanish journalist about his buyout clause. "I'm at the club that interests me, with Ferran Soriano, Txiki (Begiristain), who I have known since we were in the reserves".

But Guardiola said: 'It's normal after what happened last season that people ask about him.

The winger also started just one of their first six matches last season with Guardiola saying he didn't have a good preseason, but the Catalan says he isn't concerned.

Delph, 28, has won seven global caps since he last kicked a ball in anger for City, in the final game of last season.

The pair have found it hard to break into Pep Guardiola's side this season, with Delph yet to play in the Premier League and Foden limited to eight minutes off the bench in the recent 6-1 thrashing of Huddersfield.

"We can not forget Leroy is 22".

"I had the time of my life there, when the world was our oyster, with some incredible players".

"It's well-known we're delighted with him and would like to continue", said Guardiola.

"It's not about "I don't like you anymore" or "I prefer this one or the other one". We do our best, I do my best.

"After that it is the club and the agent and I am outside that".

"Sometimes these kind of thing needs their own time". He's very good. He's a very dynamic player.

But Guardiola claims his comments have been misunderstood and says he is not even sure De Bruyne's contract contains a release clause.

'I don't feel the pressure about that, ' Guardiola said.

The ex-Barcelona coach told a press conference (via Goal's Sam Lee): "I don't know what is his release clause".

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