Mark Hughes plans yet another big signing!
MANCHESTER City will make a £25m January move for Brazilian hotshot Luis Fabiano.
The highly-rated Seville striker is in line to become the next samba star to grace Mark Hughes’s team.
Fabiano has had a personal recommendation from City favourite and record signing Robinho.
City tried to sign Fabiano in the summer without any joy, but Seville are now facing up to the inevitable and are ready to sell the 28-year-old in January to the highest bidder.
Fabiano is a close friend of Robinho from the Brazilian national team where the La Liga star scored a hat-trick last week in a stunning 6-2 win over Portugal.
Money is no object for the Abu Dhabi owned club, with City being linked with the likes of John Terry, Ashley Cole, Gianluigi Buffon, Lassana Diarra, Kaka and Sergio Aguero.
But their move for Fabiano has been confirmed by the player’s agent Jose Fuentes.
He said: “Manchester City have asked about Fabiano, but that is not unique because they are just one of many. (Daily Star)
Mark Hughes must feel like a kid in a sweet shop right now, as he looks to the soon-to-be-opened transfer window as a chance to further improve a squad that is still very inconsistent. Fabiano is a top-notch player, although I feel the valuation seems pretty wild, given the player’s age and his tendency to self-destruct. Fabiano had a great season last term, managing 34 goals in all competitions, but the Brazilian hasn’t been in quite such a rich vein of form for his club this term.
However, his international form is a different kettle of fish, with the former Porto man netting crucial World Cup qualifying goals as well as that impressive hat-trick in a friendly against Portugal last week. The biggest problem that the club faces is the tendency of clubs to up their prices when they hear of interest from the Eastlands outfit. This is something that was all too evident at Chelsea, but luckily for the Blues of Manchester, it does seem that money is no object!
Do Man City fans think the club should spend this much for Fabiano, or could they use their money more wisely that this?