Man City source claims ‘everyone’s a winner’ as defender nears £8 million move to Tottenham

So let’s get this right. Mark Hughes is just about to lose one of his best players and he’s actually happy about this prospect because it will give him more cash to spend on new signings? Despite the fact that City were prepared to not just break, but smash the bank to bring Ronaldinho to Eastlands.

Still, who are we to question The Sun, who have quoted the words of a ‘City source’, who claims that losing the versatile Vedran Corluka would actually be a good thing. The Croatian was one of City’s stand-out players last term and demonstrated his international class at Euro 2008. It appears that it’s the player’s choice to up sticks and hook up with Luka Modric at Tottenham.

And new City manager Mark Hughes will use the £8million fee for the defender to buy a badly-needed striker.

Croatian international Corluka, 24, has already passed a medical at White Hart Lane and cannot wait to join his good friend Luka Modric in London.

A City source said: “This deal is great news for everyone.

“Vedran’s a good player but it means the manager can use the money to bring in a forward.

“Everyone’s a winner. Vedran is desperate to team up with Modric.

“He was popular here but this is good business.”

Surely his departure will leave City buying a ‘badly-needed left-back’ as well as a striker? This is a great signing for Tottenham if it goes through, with the defence almost having a stubborn look about it for the first time in ages at White Hart Lane. Surely City fans are peeved to see one of their best players leave?

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