Thursday, 22 July 2010

Milner on his way

Sorry for lack of updates this week. I've been playing FIFA 10 with all the new players transferred in. We're fairly good. (4-3-3 with Silva, Tévez and SWP up front if you care.)

I've actually spent the week telling myself 'I'll just wait for Kolarov / Balotelli / Džeko to sign then I'll do a long post about how awesome they are, how far we've come etc.' But none of them have signed so I've been left in limbo.

Some definite progress today, though, with the news that James Milner wants to leave Aston Villa, and that he will do so for 'the right price.' This has been fairly likely ever since he failed to commit his future to Villa in a press conference in May, and the impression that he wanted to leave has been strengthened by comments from Martin O'Neill, Stewart Downing and Stephen Warnock in the interim.

Now we have to haggle over a price. My prediction: just over £20million plus Nedum Onuoha.

3 comments:

trinder said...

If Ned must go, and it's for the best that he does, I hope he goes to a strong side who play decent football, will give him a chance and won't buy £15m of mediocrity to bungle through games ahead of him. Villa are just such a side. I'd be absolutely delighted to see him reach his potential as a first choice England centre half.

pjdemers said...

If this rumour is true then this is really bad business on behalf of City. Just because we can break the bank for a player doesn't mean we should. Milner is nowhere near worth the rumoured asking price and putting that kind of money into a rival clubs hands with a thrifty & resourceful manager such as Martin O'Neil is foolhardy as he'll be able to bring in several EPL quality players to strengthen Villa. Even more baffling is that i don't really see a need for Milner now that we Yaya Toure. Did we not learn our lesson with the Lescott/Everton saga last year?

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