Having allowed Fernando to depart the club for Galatasaray and with Ilkay Gundogan struggling with injuries, City are threadbare in terms of midfield options heading into the new season.
And, as per the aforementioned report from Onda Cero, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, who managed Busquets during a trophy-laden spell at the Camp Nou between 2008 and 2012, is eager to once again link up with his fellow countryman this summer. "Bernardo played his first minutes and he was immediately ready to play".
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He also has the task of bringing on young Phil Foden - who I believe is best young English player in the country. The transfer market is not finished.
"I think he's close to coming back", Guardiola said. He has to be strong but, of course, his quality is ideal for the way we want to play. Maybe he'll get minutes in Girona.
'We don't want to take any risks.
In quotes published by the Daily Mail, Guardiola revealed that Gundogan may even play a small part in a friendly against Girona - which is strangely due to take place three days after City's Premier League opener against Brighton - if he is given the go-ahead to do so by the club's medical team.
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The general also outlined plans to launch four Hwasong-12 ballistic missiles to strike the sea around US territory Guam . The comments follow reports that the North has developed technology to strike the United States with a nuclear missile.
With so many players that can go forward, City need someone who can do the dirty work while the magicians perform their tricks; who better than Sergio Busquets?
"I am so happy because they work well, and especially no injuries", Guardiola added.
While the move is not likely to materialise, it gives us an idea of what Pep wants from his players and what kind of profiles the club is targeting.
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