Marco Boriello was apparently close to moving to Eastlands last week.
Italy international Marco Borriello came close to signing for Manchester City earlier this week, according to his agent.
The AC Milan striker was loaned to Serie A side Roma on the final day of the transfer window after turning down a loan switch to Juventus.
“It could have ended differently. On Monday, I had a call from (Manchester City coach Roberto) Mancini saying he wanted the player (Borriello) to go to Manchester City,” said Borriello’s agent Tiberio Cavalleri to Corriere dello Sport.
“On Tuesday, Real Madrid made an approach but then (Real’s Karim) Benzema said no to (a move to) Marseille and that’s when Roma came into the picture.” (ITV Football)
So it is official. Manchester city attempted to sign every striker that became available during the last week of the transfer window. After apparently missing out on Zlatan Ibrahimovic, they then turned to Marco Borriello, a player who is by no means ‘world class’.
Do Manchester City need another striker? Surely they can afford to go for a bigger name if this is the case?