Things are going well for the Eastlands outfit and Mark Hughes must feel like a child in a sweet shop. Now he is aiming for the icing on the cake!
Manchester City are planning a sensational £25million swoop for Lyon striker Karim Benzema.
Mark Hughes has made the hitman his number one target with the City money men ready to splash the cash again in January.
Benzema, 20, will be offered a mega four-year deal worth £100,000 a week to join the Blues’ revolution in a few months’ time. (The People)
Benzema is a predatory finisher of the highest order and if City capture the 20-year-old it will be one hell of a coup. Clearly having a new owner with limitless cash reserves will greatly aid a club who in a year or two could well challenge the top four monopoly. The first trick to help this occur is persuading players such as Benzema that the Blue half of Manchester are more than capable of keeping up with their Red neighbours in terms of purchasing the top names in the game. I am not sure if Hughes will be able to fit the French international into the same XI as Jo and Robinho, but with the former Real Madrid man behind the front two it could well work and would be an awesome strike force that would be mouthwatering to say the least. Do Man City fans think that such a signing could well happen?