Guardiola mysterious on Ibra future
Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola still hopes to make more signings ahead of the new Spanish season.
The Catalan giants have recruited striker David Villa and utility player Adriano so far this summer, but Yaya Toure has left Camp Nou and the 39-year-old has a relatively small squad of 19 at his disposal.
Guardiola has hinted young players will get a chance once again this term, but insisted he is interested in bringing in more new faces as well.
"New signings could arrive," he said at a press conference ahead of tomorrow night's Spanish Super Cup second leg against Sevilla. "The club knows how I feel and if there are some positions we can strengthen. Someone may come in or not."
Guardiola was unusually evasive, however, when asked about the future of under-fire striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Barça coach was asked about the Swede six times during the press conference, but his responses were non-committal and even somewhat mysterious.
"For the good of everybody it is better if I say nothing," he said.
When asked why, he replied: "Because I say so, I am the coach." Pressed further, Guardiola added: "He is here, he's a Barcelona player."
Yesterday, Ibrahimovic's agent Mino Raiola ruled out a move for his client, who has been linked with both AC Milan and Manchester City this summer.