Super Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho is set for a summer exit from the Etihad despite the fact that his abilities and potentials are broadly recognized.
Guardiola made an admission on Wednesday that he has not given the Nigeria international sufficient opportunity to bloom.
Guardiola said: “Kelechi is a young player.
“As a manager, it is an honor to work with him. It was not easy for him, I didn’t give a lot of chances.
“He decided to stay in Manchester (instead of going on tour) and maybe next week he will finish
“We have an option to take him back.
“We believe he deserves to play at that age. That’s why we decided what’s best.”
Leicester City are leading the race for the 20-year-old, with a £25m deal close to completion and West Ham has also tracking the Super Eagles star after he was told he was not part of Guardiola’s plans.
But City has kept their options wide open by placing a buyout-clause in his deal, which means they can bring him back to the Etihad in the future.