Sky Sports are reporting that Man City’s eggheaded mastermind Sven Goran Eriksson is after Heerenveen striker Afonso Alves. Apparently the striker was set to sign for AZ Alkmaar last week but the deal collapsed and now ladykiller Sven is ready to pounce on the former Middlesbrough target.
“My dream is to play in the Premier League in England. That will help me stay in the Brazil set-up.
“I played for Brazil at Wembley and enjoyed the experience. When I turn up for international duty all the other players arrive from the top clubs. They ask me where I play and laugh when I tell them.
“I want to be in the same bracket as them.”
And with the Guardian claiming that Eriksson is after Lyon’s Fred, Man City could become an oasis for skillful brasilians.