Since taking over as manager at Eastlands, Mark Hughes has been quiet in the transfer market, although he’s not the only one. Indeed, several Premier League clubs have not yet splashed the cash, although Manchester City did bring in Jo for close to £20 million. It now appears that they will be adding a new face over the next few days.
The Daily Mail report that City and West Ham have been scrapping it out to sign Yossi Benayoun from Liverpool, a player who has always looked the part when given a chance by Rafael Benitez, but sadly these have been few and far between. While Hammers fans would love to see the Israeli return to Upton Park, it appears that they can’t match their rivals’ latest offer.
Manchester City have made a £6m offer for Yossi Benayoun, all but ending West Ham’s hopes of re-signing the Israel midfielder.
Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez must sell before making another bid for Aston Villa midfielder Gareth Barry, and the opportunity of a £1m profit on Benayoun could be too good to reject.
Surely, Benayoun is exactly the sort of player that could thrive at the City of Manchester Stadium. Along with Petrov, Elano and Jo, this is someone who can take on defenders and score goals. Will Hughes be able to guarantee the winger first-team football, something which was a rare treat at Liverpool?