What Messi said about Busquets after just two days together

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With the winger having been left out of Germany's World Cup squad, it has been a trying few months for Sane but - buoyed by the arrival of his newborn daughter - Guardiola hopes his midfielder can rediscover the form that earned him the PFA Young Player of the Year award in the 2017/18 campaign. "I'm at the club that interests me, with Ferran Soriano, Txiki (Begiristain), who I have known since we were in the reserves".

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

"Sometimes, for some players, it's that way (a slow start to the season)". Last season he was fined by the Football Association for wearing a yellow ribbon in support of imprisoned Catalan politicians.

The 23-year-old was also hoping that a strong personal showing in Russian Federation might strengthen his bargaining position. "I want to try, for sure. if they want me". I had just one chance to do it as a player. Everybody is here because after three seasons I want to work with them and I think they want to work with us. "The most important thing and the most important issue we have is to help them to grow".

Pep Guardiola has said it took only two days of training together for Lionel Messi to tell him how impressed he was with Sergio Busquets. We share our opinions and after it's club and agent.

The City boss was quoted in Spain as saying De Bruyne - who signed a new deal last season - had a release clause of €250m.

"He's here. If he was not ready, he would not be here", Guardiola said.

However, the Spaniard has said that he was merely insisting that De Bruyne would not be sold for that amount, and is now unaware of any release clause in the 27-year-old's contract.

"Here [City] I feel very good, very protected from football", he said. Although the Belgian clearly has plans to stay put in Manchester for years to come, his manager has revealed that his new contract does include a big-money release clause.

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