Manchester City seem to be after yet another ageing holding midfielder as the Eastlands club step up their quest to get ‘the world’s dirtiest player’, Marc Van Bommel.
The 33-year old, who was called possibly the dirtiest player in the world after the World Cup Final against Spain, allied with his performance in ‘The Battle of Nuremburg’ four years earlier, is the current Dutch national captain. However, he would be joining Nigel De Jong, Gareth Barry and Patrick Vieira at Manchester City in the same position.
Therefore, Harry Redknapp at Spurs might be a much bigger attraction for Marc Van Bommel, with the wheeler-dealer looking to replace the under-performing Wilson Palacios in the defensive midfield hole and Van Der Vaart is a big fan of his international teammate.
Van Bommel will cost either Spurs or City around £6m and in the case of the North London club he would give then a bite and steel in the midfield that neither Jermaine Jenas nor Wilson Palacios have provided so far this season.
If he was to sign for Man City, for me, it would be the end of Patrick Vieira in Manchester and I wouldn’t be surprised to see Nigel De Jong move in the other direction to Bayern Munich, who are already a huge 17 points off the pace in the Bundesliga.
So, is it going to be Manchester or London to be the new home for the dirtiest player in the world??????
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