Manchester City Eyeing Deal For South Korean Olympic Star

City keen to make left-back first piece of summer business.

Manchester City are weighing up a cut-price move for South Korean left-back Yun Suk-Young.

The Premier League champions are looking for a back-up to Gael Clichy as Aleksandar Kolarov is expected to leave the club this summer.

And City’s scouts have been impressed with Yun, who has starred for his country at the Olympic Games.

The 22-year-old kept Craig Bellamy quiet as South Korea beat Great Britain on penalties in their quarter-final clash, and City have also had him watched at training sessions.

And they may now make a £1m bid for Chunnam Dragons defender Yun.

The player is keen on the deal having seen fellow countryman Park Ji-sung thrive at Manchester United, and City must now decide whether to make a formal bid for the youngster.


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Mega-rich Manchester City are the only Premier League yet to sign a player this summer, as the Champions struggle to offload well-paid misfits Emmanuel Adebayor, Roque Santa Cruz and Nigel de Jong.

With boss Roberto Mancini growing increasingly frustrated, wouldn’t it be a huge disappointment if City’s first signing of the summer wasn’t Robin van Persie, Daniele De Rossi or Edinson Cavani but South Korean left-back Yun Suk-Young?

No offence meant to the young man (no pub intended), of course, as he’s probably a terrific player.

But while Arsenal splash out on European superstars, Chelsea continue to spend like there’s no tomorrow and even Tottenham chase a highly sought-after Brazilian international, City have been reduced to scouring the Olympic Games for young, inexpensive talent.

It seems that City’s football administrator Brian Marwood, criticised by Mancini on Friday, is actually sticking to rules and refusing to sanction any big money deals or wage packets until the Eastlands outfit have balanced their books. No wonder Mancini is fed up.

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