Which miserable, lazy, borderline insane, overpaid, overrated primadonna will it be this time Mancini?
We had Robinho, we had Adebayor, we have Balotelli and now Mancini’s answer to Man City’s problems is Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
He seems ideal doesn’t he? Outrageously gifted, frighteningly dynamic, a proud past catalogue of clubs, a decent goalscoring record, hindered by moments of pure insanity in the past and tends to cover less ground in 90 minutes than most keepers do.
Maybe I’m being harsh; the guy’s a proven winner after all. He just helped AC Milan win their first scudetto in seven years, scoring 19 goals and forming one-half of Serie A’s most lethal partnership with….yep you guessed it…..Robinho.
Cast your mind back two years ago when Zlatan joined Barca in an exchange deal for Samuel Eto’o plus somewhere in the region of £35 million in undoubtedly the world’s most astounding ever transfer. I guess that’s how much winner’s cost.
Mancini sees Ibrahimovic as a born winner and if he does get his man, he will be hoping that Ibrahimovic can continue his fine personal trend which has seen him be part of 9 title winning teams in his last 10 years. A quite staggering statistic. The lure of Champions League football can also attract Zlatan as he has never won the Champions League.
Mancini, has also worked with Ibrahimovic before, when the pair were both part of the side who won the Italian title at Inter Milan, said in The Sun: “If Zlatan wants to come to City, I would immediately find him a place.” Mancini had also previously hinted that neither Eden Dzeko, Carlos Tevez nor Mario Balotelli would leave the club meaning that there may be some unhappy superstars on City’s bench next season. And we all know how much they love and respond to that.
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