Former Old Trafford man on his way to the Etihad.
Sky Sports sources understand Manchester City are confident of signing Owen Hargreaves.
The former Manchester United midfielder is set to make the move across the city to join Roberto Mancini’s side after undergoing a medical at Bridgewater hospital on Tuesday.
Hargreaves is a free agent after leaving Old Trafford when his contract expired at the end of last season.
SOURCE: Sky Sports
This is something of a surprise but at the same time it’s a calculated gamble akin to that taken by Sir Alex Ferguson when he picked up Michael Owen on a similar free transfer deal a couple of years ago. Owen Hargreaves has of course had mountainous problems with injuries over the past few seasons but when fully fit the England international is clearly a quality player and the fact that the 30 year old costs nothing makes the signing a clever one.
Roberto Mancini will have of course had his medical people taking close attention to the former Bayern Munich man and any deal will of course only be forthcoming if the Canadian born midfielder proves himself clear of injury problems and that appears to be the case, not least evidenced by the crazy YouTube videos he released which proved an internet smash.
Anyone who feels that City have been foolish in pursuing Hargreaves should remember that we are talking about a two time Champions League winner and a player who could still turn his career around and make a big impact.