Manchester city boss pep Guardiola says he doesn't need players "who don't want to remain here" following midfielder Brahim Diaz's move to Real Madrid.
The 19-year-old has signed a six-and-a-half-year contract value over £21m with the Spanish giants, and was disclosed at the Bernabeu on Monday.
Spaniard Diaz joined city from Malaga aged 14 in 2013 and made 15 first-team appearances for the club.
Hopefully other players won't decide to move on," said Guardiola.
I don't want people who don't want to stay here, to be with us and try to achieve what we want to achieve.
If players need to remain, the door is often open for them." when asked if he was disappointed Diaz had left the club, Guardiola replied "no" but added: "I wish him all the best."
Diaz is the latest young prospect to depart city after Jadon Sancho joined Borussia Dortmund last year, as compared to highly-rated 18-year-old Phil Foden, who has made eight Premier League appearances this season.
We did the same with Brahim as we did with Phil and Jadon," said Guardiola.
They are vital players but the only one who
decided to remain was Phil.
Players win opportunities on the field. you have to take a glance at all massive clubs in Europe at how many young players there are in their 1st teams.
Young players need time - David silva for instance, he went on loan to massive clubs to become what he's right away.
Some players have patience, some don't. The players, their family, their agent; they decide what's best for them."
City have been questioned over their choices to permit youth prospects to depart Etihad stadium, having sold 3 during the summer as well as Sancho and Kelechi Iheanacho in 2017.
The club are standing by their record but Guardiola said managers required to have "more courage" in their younger players, calling for a second league to be created so as to create a pathway for younger players to interrupt into Premier League clubs' 1st teams.
Create a decent second league and you'll see how many players make it to the Premier League," he said.
Perhaps then managers in the Premier League will have a lot of courageousness to play them."