Manchester City fans are keen to hear what The Guardian has to say here in the Football Transfer Tavern as they seem to think that contract talks with James Milner have stalled.
The English international midfielder is worried about the amount of playing time he may get next season should he pen a new deal, being aware of the fact that he is only being utilised this term because of injuries, suspensions and African Cup of Nations-related absences.
Given Milner is 29 now and not short of money, he will be looking for one final deal to see him into retirement and it will have to be one that ensures he will prioritise getting playing time over the cash on offer.
We think that City simply have to secure Milner’s future given how important he has become to the club.
Milner appears to be the consummate professional and a hard working squad player who could well end up being key to the Citizens retaining the title this season.
Should Milner choose to leave Manuel Pellegrini’s side, he will not be short of suitors with clubs both in the Premier League and abroad likely to be keen on the former Leeds United ace.
Manchester City fans. Is keeping James Milner at the club vital? Is he the ultimate squad player? Let us know your thoughts below.
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