Manchester City defender’s ridiculous contract could block Serie A move

Manchester City defender Aleksandar Kolarov’s desired move back to Serie A, after five years away, could have hit a stumbling block that may put a lot of clubs off the Serbian full-back.

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The 29-year-old agreed a new contract at the Premier League champions only last summer, worth £130,000 a week, and according to the Sun, that may see him tied to Manuel Pellegrini’s side longer than he hoped.

Kolarov moved to the Etihad in 2010, from Lazio, and has won four major trophies with City – including the top flight twice. However, his opportunities have been severely limited this campaign due to the cluster of options available to the manager. He has only started on ten occasions in the league this season, making a further a five appearances from the bench.

His deal at Eastlands expires in 2018, and it is unlikely that he may be able to get such a lucrative contract elsewhere. The Sun report that AC Milan, Roma, and Sampdoria, as well as Serie A leaders, Juventus are interested in the defender, however, none are willing to stump up the kind of money he may be expecting.

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