Posts Tagged ‘City’

Manchester City target Barkley

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Premier League champions Manchester City are pondering a move for young Everton midfield work horse Ross Barkley as a replacement for the wantaway Yaya Toure.

City have no intentions of selling the Ivory Coast international who has been pushing for a move to France or Spain but have been planning for the future and Barkley, at 20 years old, presents an investment into the future.

City desire to bolster the home grown players’ quota in their side and that has thrown up the possibility of bringing in one of the biggest talents in world football to the Etihad Stadium – Paul Pogba from Juventus. (more…)

RODWELL BACK FOR ARSENAL

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has revealed that Jack Rodwell will be in the squad for the upcoming match against Arsenal at the Emirates stadium. City could go one step closer towards winning the Premier league title this campaign if they win against Arsenal since this is one of the few tough matches they have left in the campaign. Even though they trail leaders Liverpool and Chelsea by a couple of points, they have two matches in hand. It should give them enough points to leapfrog both of the clubs in the table.

City have unarguably tough into the campaign with matches against Liverpool and Arsenal away from home. However, this is probably the right time to face Arsenal since they are coming on the back of two matches without a win. They have also suffered a 6-0 thrashing in one of these matches, which has potentially ended their title race for another campaign. They will be focusing their attention on the FA Cup in the remainder of the season, which will mean good news for city. While confirming Rodwell’s position in the squad, Pellegrini has also said that Richards has been working well with the squad.

The future of the England international is a major doubt since he is out of contract in the summer and City have been linked with Bacary Sagna.

“Jack Rodwell is in the squad. Micah Richards is staying working here. I have heard so many names through the year that I cannot continue talking about all the rumours every week,” said Pellegrini about the future of players like Rodwell and Richards. He also was speaking about the possibility of making a move for Sagna, who will be available on a free transfer. The Arsenal right back has been one of the best in the Premier league.