It appears that Benjani will be unveiled as a Manchester City player today, with The Independent reporting a deal has been agreed with Portsmouth. The price tag will comes as a surprise to many, with the striker rumoured to be exchanging hands for roughly £3.8 million, despite Pompey’s valuation being nearer the £8 million mark.
All that’s left is for the Premier League and FA to confirm the agreement and City will bolster their strikef orce, which has been firing blanks for much of the season. Indeed, it’s testament to their solid defence and goalscoring midfielders that Sven-Goran Eriksson’s team have stayed in the top half of the league all campaign without a forward of any note.
The deal was thought to have fallen through after the confusion surrounding the submission of the necessary paperwork before midnight last Thursday. City were then rumoured to have been disappointed with the Zimbabwean’s lack of punctuality, although seemingly not enough to remain practically striker-less for the remainder of the season.