Manchester City Desperate to Complete £13m Centre Back Signing!

Mark Hughes looks to balance his side by bringing in top notch defenders such as this England man

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The Rumour

West Ham United defender Matthew Upson remains on the radar of Manchester City.

The Times says City boss Mark Hughes is ready to turn to Upson after failing to sign John Terry and Joleon Lescott, from Chelsea and Everton respectively.

Hammers boss Gianfranco Zola is desperate to keep hold of Upson.

The Source: (The Times as reported on

The Analysis

All the expensive striker signings in the world will count for nothing unless Mark Hughes strengthens his defence and that is why he is desperate to land the likes of Lucio and John Terry, but in all honesty it would be far more likely, and financially prudent, to go for a player like Matthew Upson.

The West Ham man is more or less at his peak now and Hughes is a big fan and he will surely step up his efforts to sign the England international who will be looking for a move to a high profile club in the hope that it helps him cement his place in the England squad for the upcoming World Cup.

However the experienced centre back has stated in previous interviews that he would only leave Upton Park if it meant joining a team in the Champions League race, and right now the Eastlands outfit is a long way off that.

The Likelihood

Upson to join Man City: I think it’s a move that seems very likely.

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