Shock transfer news; Man City to buy new player in multi-million pound deal to thwart the rest of the world from ever having a chance of signing the player.
City boss Roberto Mancini is apparently interested in Juventus winger Milos Krasic. No doubt City are willing to pull out all the stops to sign Krasic despite mounting interest from Manchester United and Chelsea.
Competition to sign the player won’t panic Mancini who can simply draw on his fund of eternal wealth to entice the Serbian to the blue half of Manchester.
Juventus boss Giuseppe Marotta has reiterated his desire to keep Krasic in January but even he would admit that the lure of the Premiership could prove the deciding factor. That and the enormous wages potentially on offer. No doubt the player would be happy to accept the wages and sit on the bench for a while; well deserved rest for his hard work and landing the all important big money move.
And it comes as no surprise to see Mancity, sorry I mean Mancini (easily confused) ready to offload one of the previous big money transfers in the shape of Alexander Kolarov. This Serbian international has been there and done that at City and has now fallen down the pecking order following the purchase of Gael Clichy from feeder club Arsenal. Kolarov has become surplus to requirements for Mancini but would be a much needed talent anywhere else with Mancini planning to part exchange the player for Krasic.
Manchester United and Chelsea have their expensive Serbian bargaining tools to use in the transfer dealings though with Nemanja Vidic and Brainslav Ivanovic falling foul of new younger investments. Both players are considered key to bringing the Juventus winger to their respective clubs but in all honesty, Mancini will not feel threatened by this.
Man City have started to show signs of imploding this week though after their mid week champions league game against Bayern Munich. Some of Mancini’s talented stars are struggling to understand the concept of substitutions and kindly warming the bench for their first team rivals, apologies, I meant to say for their team mates. Carlos Tevez is again throwing his toys out of the pram with first team opportunities limited.
Obviously you can understand the players troubles, Tevez was once the big time striker who would have been a natural first choice selection in the Champions league but instead had to sit and wait for his opportunity which he then declined. Brilliant for him though, he still got paid albeit minus two weeks wages which he will hardly notice. Then his attacking compatriot Dzeko had a little strop after being substituted and he actually started, a common theme to look forward to.
Mancini has got his work cut out for him this season and bringing in even more players such as Krasic will not ease the mounting pressure inside the Etihad Stadium. Added ammunition may just have undesired consequences for Mancini this January if he makes it that far without being publicly slaughtered by his current host of stars.