Sven Goran Eriksson’s record in the transfer market as been about as impressive as his record on the singles market since he moved to Man City. So it is with shock and surprise that we read that there is an exception to prove the rule that Sven is some sort of wonderful purchasing genius. His name is Rolando Bianchi.
You must remember him, he’s the Italian striker who cost more than Elano, more than Petrov, more than even Richard Dunne. Let’s be reminded by the Guardian:
Bianchi, the most expensive of Eriksson’s eight foreign recruits, scored in the first league game of the season against West Ham but, after a promising start, his only other goal since then came against Bristol City in the Carling Cup on August 29.
No, still no clue, oh well you won’t have to know about him for much longer:
He has since informed Eriksson that he has found it difficult to settle in Manchester, and it cannot be ruled out that he will seek a return to Italy when the transfer window opens in January.
We quite like Manchester, but it takes all sorts. Still we understand his frustration, as humiliation goes he has suffered in recent weeks.
His standing at City has fallen to the point that he has lost his place in the last two games to Georgios Samaras, the Greek striker whose own problems in front of goal have led to him being nicknamed “Tragedy” by fans.
Oh dear, we think we can all take that to mean that Bianchi is a high price failure. Luckily, Sven’s already been handed another boatload of cash to replace him in January.