Very bad news for Gunners fans!
MANCHESTER CITY have agreed personal terms with Arsenal defender Kolo Toure as the Premier League’s most affluent football club continue their assault on the English transfer market. City expect to sign Toure, Joleon Lescott and John Terry by the end of August for combined fees of around £100m.
Occasional Arsenal captain Toure has been seduced by City’s standard double-your-money offer and following a season in which he was not consistently Arsene Wenger’s first choice should be sold for around £15m.
The Source: (Times Online)
I have to admit to being a little surprised by this news as I was convinced that the Arsenal man would stick it out at the north London club but this source suggests that things have progressed significantly and that the Ivorian looks set to seal a move to Man City.
Only last week Kolo’s younger brother Yaya claimed that he was confident the Gunners man wouldn’t quit the club, despite his problems at the club, most notably his in fighting with William Gallas. Mark Hughes will be very glad to seal such an accomplished player but if such a move goes ahead Wenger will have lost one of his best performers.
During his seven years at the club Toure has given his all and up until last season he could be considered the most consistent player at the club but he was definitely off form last term but can still lay claim to being one of the best centre backs in the Premier League.
Toure to Man City: I wouldn’t have given this rumour much credence a few weeks back but it does appear to be a distinct possibility that this deal could well be completed.