Moneybags Manchester City keen on attempting impossible captures aplenty!
There are rumours abound that Manchester City‘s new boss Roberto Mancini will be given an obscene amount of cash and that he will be looking to capture two of our top performers. Liverpool pair Fernando Torres and Javier Mascherano are said to be the subject of a proposed £95 raid that will surely be repelled by the Anfield outfit.
After sacking Mark Hughes, who had lost just two games this season, the Eastland clubs owners are said to be ready to give the Italian replacement a large sum of money, an amount in the region of £200m has been mentioned. Also in the pipeline for a bid from Manchester City are players who range from the hopeful to the very unlikely to the plausible.
It seems highly unlikely that Fernando Torres would leave the club whereas Javier Mascherano, who appears unsettled at Liverpool, is perhaps a possibility. Other players mentioned as potential targets as Franck Ribery, Sergio Aguero, Yaya Toure, Thierry Henry, Angel Di Maria and Matthew Upson.
Rafa Benitez will not even consider moves for El Nino and even the embattled American owners wouldn’t be stupid enough to consider accepting any such bids, or are they? Either way it seems odd that Manchester City would try to buy yet more strikers as it appears scoring goals is not a problem, 33 in 17 Premier League games this season, and adding some solidity to the backline seems imperative.
Any player targeted by Mancini will have to think long and hard and balance any financial reward with playing ambition and if they feel that they can see Manchester City succeeding that perhaps a move to the club would be tempting but they do seem to be a little way from being top four material.