Etihad Stadium side to make big offer for Primeir Liga duo despite possible ramifications.
Man City are ready to fork out £45m to bring in FC Porto stars Eliaqium Mangala and Fernando despite the fact that such a move could well lead to the Etihad Stadium side failing to meet UEFA’s FFP (Financial Fair Play) guidelines according to ESPN.
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This comes after Manuel Pellegrini spent over £100m on new additions last summer and comes after the Premier League club received notification from UEFA’s club financial control board (CFBCB) that they were one of a number of clubs deemed to have breached FFP rules.
Pellegrini may well feel that whilst his Man City attack is resplendent with numerous world-class options he hasn’t got quite so many quality players in defensive positions.
22 year old French international Mangala is one of the most sought after centre-backs in European football and could be seen by Pellegrini as the ideal man to partner Vincent Kompany in Man City’s defence.
Joleon Lescott is set to leave in the summer when his contract expires and veteran Argentine Martin Demichelis has been hit and miss this term and young Serb Matija Nastasic is yet to prove himself at Premier League level.
There would appear to be less need to sign defensive midfielder Fernando given that Pellegrini has a host of options in this regard including Fernandinho, Javi Garcia and Jack Rodwell.
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