Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Daniel Taylor reveals January transfer plans

From his article in Wednesday's Guardian:
Al Fahim had talked of making a £135m bid for Cristiano Ronaldo and raiding Arsenal for Cesc Fábregas, but Hughes will have more moderate targets and plans to resurrect his interest in Roque Santa Cruz of Blackburn, as well as looking for a new left-back and a goalkeeper to provide competition for Joe Hart. "We are sensible people and when it comes to a lot of the talk, forget everything that has been said in the past," said Al Mubarak. "We are genuine people, and we want to develop this club in a sustainable manner. Nothing rash is going to happen, we are not going to do crazy stuff."
His record on City stories is not as good as Ian Ladyman, but probably as good as Ian Herbert at The Independent. He had the Ben Haim story before anyone else, but was weeks too early with Michael Johnson's new deal.

This certainly sounds plausible. Left back, centre forward and in goal are the three areas needing reinforcement more than others. I'll blog about this issue soon. I think some City fans may want to see someone more glamorous than Santa Cruz arriving: Huntelaar, Benzema, Podolski or whoever. But Hughes' record on signings thus far has been pretty good.

1 comment:

Wigan Blue said...

Roque Santa Cruz has only managed one goal this season. Not sure if he's been injured, but could be another Benjani situation. But I'd never trust anything in the Guardian about City anyway.