Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Which Striker Joining Manchester City in Summer 2010?

Manchester City has already made some big-money signings so far in the Summer transfer window. They already signed Alex Henshall, Yaya Toure, Jerome Boateng and David Silva and their summer spending has already been more than £60 million. Reports available in the media suggest that their total summer spending would well go beyond £100 million.

Manchester City has already signed a winger in Silva, a central midfielder in Yaya Toure and central defender in Boateng. At the moment, City is also eyeing on Aston Villa midfielder James Milner. However, it is pretty much understandable that signing a striker is now the priority for City manager Roberto Mancini. Now, the question which striker Manchester City would bring in this summer.

Manchester City has been linked with a number of strikers including Liverpool’s Fernando Torres, Barcelona’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Wolfsburg striker Edin Dzeko and Inter Milan’s Mario Balotelli.

It is less likely that Torres would join City as the player is keen to play Champion League football and is heavily linked with a move to Chelsea. Except Torres, any of the three other strikers including Ibrahimovic, Dzeko and Balotelli could join City in the summer.

Ibrahimovic failed to impress in his debut season at Barcelona following his record breaking transfer from Inter Milan last season. Barcelona is not highly interested to keep hold on him. If the player insists and City makes a lucrative offer, Barcelona may come to the negotiation table. Recently, Ibrahimovic has indicated that he would join City, if he is given a record salary.

Edin Dzeko has been a long time target for City who tried to secure the Bosnian’s service earlier too. Juventus is now also in the race to sign the striker and City would have to spend around £35 million for the 24-year-old.

Inter Milan striker Balotelli has attracted the clubs like Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea. However, City has always remained in pole position to sign the 19-year-old who was dropped from Inter Milan’s squad on a number of times on disciplinary ground when Jose Mourinho was at the helm.

Reports available in the media suggest that Manchester City has recently had a €30 million bid rejected by Inter for the player. However, a slight increase in their offer- meaning an offer in the region of €40 million from City could make the deal done.

Money is not a problem for Manchester City and it seems that they would make at least two more big-money signings this summer taking their total spending near £150 million.


  1. Man City is never going to prosper if they keep on spending on world-class players. I mean buying 1-2 world-class players is fine. But BLAH BLAH FUCKING BLAH!! HAHAHAHA

  2. City are stupid if they buy a striker they honestly need no new players as they did manage to defeat the big clubs last year

    What city needs is time to form a unit, to bond, to develop the obviously lacking chemistry

    AND for christ sake sell off some players they do have great depth in the strikers department with tevez santa cruz bellamy and adebayour to name a few