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Iheanacho Dropped Again As Jesus Fires City Past Swansea

09 February 2017

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is reportedly preparing a big-money move for Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang if Sergio Aguero leaves.

Guardiola has preferred a 4-3-3 formation this term, meaning Aguero and recruit Jesus are vying for the lead striking role.

"So I think there would be lots of suitors that would happily take Aguero but I think, most importantly, he's a proven goalscorer in the Premier League, which is one of the hardest leagues to score goals in".

Leroy Sane, 21, signed from Schalke in the summer, has delivered a string of superb displays on the left in recent weeks, with his pace and ability to beat defenders offering City a new dimension going forward, while 22-year-old Raheem Sterling continues impress on the right.

Missing seven games through suspension has undoubtedly disrupted a season which could not have started better for Aguero with 11 goals in his first six games.

Antonio Conte Pep Guardiola Sergio Aguero
GETTY Could Antonio Conte and Pep Guardiola really do a deal for Sergio Aguero

The Argentinian, who has repeatedly been linked with Real Madrid, says he hopes to use the rest of the season to re-establish himself as City's spearhead, but stopped short of committing his future to the club. "I want to stay, of course". It's not the first time he's been dropped.

"But he is 19 years old, Brazilian, physically strong, he needs few training sessions to be ready". His father and mother gave him this talent.

"I'm very happy because I got into the team so quickly".

Guardiola has opted for a three-man defence at the Etihad against Paul Clement's side, who come into the game with two consecutive wins, with Gael Clichy, John Stones and Alexsander Kolorov across the back.

"He left him out against Barcelona earlier on in the Champions League, and you just think there must be something where the chemistry between the two of them isn't quite clicking and isn't quite working".

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Iheanacho Dropped Again As Jesus Fires City Past Swansea