Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Diarra move 'decided on Wednesday'

I know this has been a day of constant Diarra news, but there's a new story on the website of Diario AS concerning Diarra which is of interest. (Spanish here)

The story says that City have offered €5m more than Real for the player. We have also offered more in wages to Diarra himself. Their article says that Diarra will decide in the coming hours, and that either way the deal should be finalised tomorrow (Wednesday).

City's increased offer fits with what Guillem Balague wrote earlier: that we would match and raise whatever Real offered as both the transfer fee and the player's wages. The issue now hinges on whether our extra €5m outweights Pompey's desire not to sell to a rival, and whether our increased wage offer outweighs the prestige of Real's 31 domestic titles and nine European Cups. If AS is right, we'll find out tomorrow.


nb said...
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nb said...

Unfortunately, Diarra seems to have gone. That's a shame, but perhaps a pertinent reminder of the obstacles we still face. Personally, I've been really impressed with Fellaini this season and would love to see him at Eastlands. Everton are financially weak and lack City's obvious ambitions, so I think it's a deal that could suit all parties. ps. great blog.