Manchester City’s rejection of the Schalke 04 striker Soren Larsen in the eleventh hour as reported by Setanta Sports comes as a massive surprise. Not least because manager Sven-Goran Eriksson is desperately looking for a striker to bolster the club’s chances of finishing in the top six in the English Premier League at the end of the season.
The deal was in its last stages with a transfer fee of £3.7 million being agreed between the two clubs but then the Danish international player’s agent informed the German Bundesliga club that City had cancelled the proposed deal.
This is of course a surprise since everything was set between the two clubs and the player himself was expecting to play in the Premiership from next month. Why would Eriksson not accept a striker who was already one foot in his squad?