As regular readers of my pieces will know, I’m a City fan and a frustrated one over the treatment of Adebayor. If you are a new reader or haven’t picked up on that…Hi, I’m Joe, i’m a City fan and I think Emmanuel Adebayor was criminally underused by Roberto Mancini – There that is all parties clued up!
Since the tall striker was moved out of City on loan to Real Madrid he has gone on on to do quite well for Jose Mourinho’s side. He has scored a 2 goals in 7 appearances, not prolific but a better contribution than say Jo, the Brazilian who Manicni prefers to the gangly Togo international. It now appears almost certain that the former Metz, Monaco and Arsenal striker will be leaving Eastlands on a permanent basis this Summer, his tally of 19 goals in 43 games not deemed good enough. So where will the temperamental forward be off too next?
Noises coming out of the Spanish capital have suggested that Madrid are ready to make an offer for the player, and it has even been mentioned that City might include him in any bid for Brazilian playmaker Kaka. Well they now face competition for the players signature, Italian newspaper Leggo claim that long term admirers Juventus are reportedly ready to enter the race to sign the striker. They are not alone, mega wealthy Rubin Kazan are also believed to be tracking the player who cost Manchester City £25million in the Summer of 2009.
It is suggest that the Russian side can afford to outbid the competition from Italy and Spain and are willing to do so to get their man. Whether the player though would be happy to take such a drop in quality remains to be seen. On one hand a move to Juventus would probably mean no Champions League football next season, where as Rubin Kazan have a great chance to be in it. Obviously Madrid will be competing in Europe’s premier football competition and the player has publicly said how happy he is there.
Adebayor often makes decisions that many of us don’t see coming, so lets not count out a move to Russia. The only certainty in my mind is that he won’t be a Manchester City player next year, and if I had to commit to a club, it wouldn’t surprise me if he was a Madrid player next season.
Just a quick comment to say, I do in fact have a lot of time for Roberto Mancini, I just think he made a mistake to force out Ade!
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