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Manchester City Close In On £16m Swap Deal that Makes No Sense!

Confusing to say the least!

The Rumour

MANCHESTER CITY will offer Micah Richards as bait in their bid to snap up Joleon Lescott.

City know Everton are desperate not to part with the England defender, 26, as crocked Phil Jagielka could be out of action until Christmas.

But Eastlands boss Mark Hughes has made Lescott his top defensive priority and is set to sacrifice Richards in his quest to land him.

Everton chairman Bill Kenwright does not have to sell his top players even though he is still looking to bring extra investment into the club.

The Source: (News of the World)

The Analysis

Now I really don’t understand the logic of this potential swap deal. Micah Richards is a player who admittedly main not be quite the player he was when he first burst on to the scene 18 months ago but he sure as hell is still one of the best up and coming defenders in the Premier League so it’s something of a surprise to hear of him being used as a make weight in a deal such as this.

Richards at just 20 has 100 plus top level appearances to his name and is already a regular in the England set up and notched up almost 50 starts for the Blues last season alone so am not sure why he has suddenly become a player who is surplus to requirements?

Personally whilst Joleon Lescott is a consistent performer I would have thought given Micah’s age that he was the player worth more to the Eastlands oufit not least because like the Everton man, he can play both at full back and centre back.

The Likelihood

Richards/Lescott Swap Deal: Don’t see this happening, not least as Moyes will not be keen on selling his talismanic defender.

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