Friday, 16 July 2010

£17m Kolarov on his way

Our fourth signing of the summer looks clear this evening: Lazio's Serbian left-back Aleksandr Kolarov.

Reports emerged from Italy on Thursday afternoon that we had reached agreement with Lazio. Their coach, Edy Reja, told Rai 3 that his transfer to MCFC was 'imminent.' And then we have the confirmation in tomorrow's papers from the favoured journalists: a £17m fee has been agreed. Here's Daniel Tayor:

Kolarov is an attacking left-back renowned for his powerful shooting and ability from set pieces – his style has seen him being labelled as the Serbian Roberto Carlos – and he has been identified to take over from Wayne Bridge in a new-look defence also featuring Jerome Boateng, the £10.5m recruit from Hamburg.

Bridge has not convinced the City manager, Roberto Mancini, that he is good enough for a team that aspires to challenge for the Premier League title in the coming season and the former England international can expect to start on the bench if the 24-year-old Kolarov agrees to become the club's fourth signing of the summer.

More if and when he signs.


Heavyriffs said...

I'm completely sick to death of all this, as I realise I'm going to one day awake from this dream and it's all been a figment of my imagination...
Bloody good dream until then though! ;)

thunderand1bolt said...

Yeh I'm excited about this one, Bridge is not a Premiership winning left back. Also rumours Wermer Bremen may now sell Ozil? I hope we get Dzeko the clips of his goals on Youtube were impressive. I have mixed feelings about Balotelli, will he be content to warm the bench? I suppose Mancini should know better than most!
A good day!