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Pep Guardiola has claimed he wants to bring more English players to Man City.
The City boss is used to working with a large amount of homegrown players at each of his last two clubs in Barcelona and Bayern Munich and he now wants to do the same at Man City, as he feels it could be key to helping them challenge at the top end of the Premier League.
City only currently have a select few English players at the club and are looking to build a bigger core of homegrown talent at the club, as Guardiola believes that could be the best way to help them get continued success.
They already have the likes of Raheem Sterling and John Stones, as well as Joe Hart and Fabian Delph.
However, Hart is pretty much surplus to requirements at the club having been shipped out on loan to Torino and replaced by Claudio Bravo and Delph doesn’t feature too regularly for City either.
Guardiola isn’t looking to the reserves for his English talent though. Instead, he is looking to sign several homegrown players who are already proven at other clubs.
He is believed to be keen to bring Jack Wilshere to the Etihad Stadium after a good season at Bournemouth and also Kyle Walker and Danny Rose from Tottenham, who he has been linked with for a while.
In recent weeks, he has also been linked with a move for young Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.
This would help him achieve his goals of creating a core squad of homegrown talent, as he could utilise Wilshere in the middle, have Stones in the centre of defence, Pickford in goal, Walker and Rose commanding the flanks from the full-back positions and then have Sterling in a forward position.