Eastlands boss keen to spend some more money.
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Dutch sources, namely De Telegraaf believe that Manchester City are making a beeline for Ajax’s talented young right back Gregory van der Wiel, a player who has also in the past been linked with interest from Arsenal and Manchester United.
The 22 year old is now the first choice in his position at both national team and club level and his performances at last summer’ World Cup made him an even more marked man in terms of transfer speculation and if you add into the mix the reported financial problems at the Amsterdam Arena and the recent departure of former boss Martin Jol, then the chances of a deal being struck for his services seems pretty high.
One does have to wonder though why Roberto Mancini would be looking to sign the youngster as he already has a number of right back options in his squad including the likes of Micah Richards, Jerome Boateng (who can play on either wing) and Pablo Zabaleta to name just three.
The Ajax star reportedly has a €20m (£16.8m) release clause which would clearly not be a problem financially for Manchester City to invoke and given the potential shown by Gregory van der Wiel such a fee could be considered to be a very fair price.
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