Napoli midfielder Marek Hamsik will be understandably thrilled by the recent transfer rumours coming out of the Etihad stadium.
Hamsik impressed Mancini by playing the game of his life against City a fortnight ago in the Champions league and his hard work could pay off. Mancini has reportedly been singing the praises of the Slovakian international following his outstanding performance in the 1-1 draw and is now preparing to add the midfielder to his already illustrious attacking line.
Mancini ‘s not the only one with his sights set on Hamsik though. Both Manchester United and AC Milan have been linked to the player for some time with added interest from Chelsea, Real Madrid and PSG who are all closely monitoring the players movements. Although it is alleged to be Man City in the driving seat with Mancini very keen to replace Carlos Tevez who is subject to a possible £40 million move to Corinthians during the January transfer window.
Napoli have insisted that the 24 year is not for sale with Hamisk himself suggesting that he has no plans to seek a move away from the Stadio San Paolo, however when was the last time a player actually meant what they said? With a potential £20 million bid on the horizon and a hefty wage packet on the line, Hamsik is certainly going to change his mind.
Hamsik would make a very productive replacement for Tevez especially with his recent form and increasing bench warming skills. Tevez, once the golden boy of the blue half of Manchester is starting to fizzle out amongst City’s newest imports and his presence is diminishing. Fellow Argentinian Aguero’s entrance has been explosive and the blessed youngster has simply fired on all cylinders, slotting into the first team with ease.
This constant transfer activity could lead to similar things happening with the current squad and incoming players. Keeping these talented individuals content and earning their keep will actually prove harder than City winning the league. Despite scuppering everybody elses chances of buying great players with the astronomical wages on offer, Mancini faces his toughest role as boss in merely managing his squad of stars.
One thing is for sure, Man City will continue being linked to a whole host of world class players in the coming months so we will have to wait and see who eventually graces the Etihad pastures come January.