Borussia Dortmund invests huge sums to bring top young talent, says Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola's comments come after Erling Haaland's agent Mino Raiola met La Liga club Barcelona and Real Madrid last week to discuss a potential move.

Pep Guardiola

Borussia Dortmund invests heavily in the future of its squad and pays agents huge sums to bring in top young talent, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said ahead of Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final against the Germans.

Dortmund has recruited some of Europe's best youngsters such as Norway star Erling Haaland from RB Salzburg, striker Jadon Sancho from Manchester City and midfielder Jude Bellingham from Birmingham City.

Guardiola's comments come after Haaland's agent Mino Raiola met La Liga club Barcelona and Real Madrid last week to discuss a potential move.

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"If any one person in the city of Manchester knows Borussia Dortmund, it's me," Guardiola said. "About the culture of that club, the way they play.

"I will not find one single player at Dortmund without quality.

"They spent a lot of money on young players and pay a lot of money to agents to bring these players there because they have an incredible quality."

Haaland was linked with a move to City after Sergio Aguero announced he would leave the Etihad club at the end of the season, but Guardiola has cooled speculations by saying the side was unlikely to prioritise a new striker.