Roma defender Marco Motta is set to join Manchester City on loan until the end of the season, with a deal for striker Antonio Cassano also on the cards. Motta seemed to let the cat out of the bag regarding his exit by saying goodbye to the Roma faithful after their win over Catania on Tuesday. The 23 year old said;
“I want to thank everyone for the months I spent with the Giallorossi. See you soon”
The Italian international, who was captain of the U-21 side, has been unable to hold down a regular place under Claudio Ranieri ‘s reign and City boss Roberto Mancini believes he is the key to his problems at right back. Motto’s agent, the gloriously named Beppe Bozzo, has been in talks with Mancini all week, and also represents Sampdoria striker Cassano. The deal for Cassano would be harder to push through before the January window closes by Bozzo remains confident and is in close contact with his compatriot at Eastlands.
The scarfed one is also considering raiding Serie A for more back up, with a move for ageing offside flag magnet Filippo Inzaghi also rumoured in Italy.
City’s move for Fernando Gago has also gained ground after his agent declared his desire to speak to the hooded robbed demons in the corridors of power at Real Madrid to try and force a move.
‘We want to speak again with Jorge Valdano” He said. “and perhaps then the situation will change.”