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Pep under pressure to win the title says Jenas

Former Tottenham player Jermaine Jenas has tipped Manchester City as title favourites.

Jenas believes that the Citizens have the greatest chance to finish on top of the league, given the amount of reinforcements they brought in during the close window. However, he has claimed that Guardiola is under a lot of pressure, because he has no other choice, but to deliver after spending over £200 million this summer.

“It is difficult, I am struggling to see past Manchester City not winning the title as it stands,” Jenas told Goal . “The only thing that might go against them is the pressure they put on themselves as a club and as a manager to actually win it.”

“They have to win something, if not the Premier League this year. I think they have bought well. They have not just bought anything. They have highlighted the issues they have had. Goalkeeper, left back and right back.

“They have gone and solved them. It is weird because as defensively fragile as they looked at times last year. I feel that bringing in full backs will strengthen them, it doesn’t always have to be a centre half for the back for or three to click.

“So I think the fact that they have brought in Walker, Danilo and Mendy is good business and it is what will get them over the line, I think.

“The market is going crazy and the quicker you can get your business done and get away from the manic crazy stuff, the better it is. Guardiola has been away with his team in pre-season, done a whole pre-season and watched them.”