Just in case anyone was unaware of the club’s spending power, they are at it again!
Manchester City are preparing a take-it-or-leave-it offer of around £22million for Everton defender Joleon Lescott as manager Mark Hughes sizes up two other targets.
Hughes may switch his sights to Newcastle’s Sebastien Bassong and Chelsea’s Alex if Everton remain resistant to City’s money.
City have also lodged a £10m offer with Leeds for their much coveted England Under 21 midfielder Fabian Delph, 19.
England player Lescott is interested in City’s offer but is reluctant to rock the boat at Everton and seems likely to abide by Goodison manager David Moyes’s stance.
But Hughes, despite paying over the odds for several players, insists he is determined to walk away from deals when they exceed their true value and he believes £22m is around the optimum price for Lescott.
The Source: (Daily Mail)
Having proved that money is no object by spending over £100m already this summer Mark Hughes has once again increased their bid for Everton‘s adaptable defender Joleon Lescott whilst also looking at snapping up Leeds United’s English starlet Fabian Delph.
There is a school of thought apparent at Eastlands that the Premier League title is something that can be bought, and whilst in theory that is true it certainly takes a few years to achieve so the cash rich club may want to slow down their buying to avoid spending huge amounts just for the privilege of lifting the Carling Cup.
I do believe that Hughes is the right man for the job and as long as the Sheikh Mansour understands that the plan to make City one of the big players in the game will take time then all is hunky dory, the danger will come if the club’s owners decide to swing the axe to quickly rather than letting the new buys bed in over a few seasons.
Delph/Lescott to Man City: I think both could well make the move to join the rapidly increasing squad.