Thursday, 15 December 2011

Transfer Crazy (and it's not even January yet)

Silly season hasn't even kicked into gear yet, but that hasn't stopped Manchester City being linked with a ridiculous 34 players which are worth an eye watering £617.7m as of today (15/12/2011). What's laughable is you will actually see people commenting on these rumours as though a) they're actually true and b) City are actually wanting to buy them all. I do pity these sad individuals, almost as much as I pity the journalists (and I use that term loosely) who make up the majority of them in the first place.

So who are the lucky 'few' that could be playing alongside David Silva and Vincent Kompany at the Etihad Stadium after January?

Ezequiel Lavezzi - Napoli (£25m)
Edinson Cavani - Napoli (£30m)
Marek Hasmik - Napoli (£25m)
Daniele De Rossi - Roma (£8m)
Alesio Cerci - Fiorentina (£5m)
Milos Krasic - Jeventus (£17.5m)
Thiago Silva - AC Milan (£25m)
Alexandre Pato - AC Milan (Swap with Tevez
Maicon - Inter Milan (Swap Carlos Tevez)
Cristian Chivu - Inter Milan (£15m)
Radja Nainggolan - Cagliari (£4.5m)

Sergio Busquets - Barcelona (£35m)
Eric Abidal - Barcelona (£11.5m)
Maxwell - Barcelona (£6m)
Sami Khedira - Real Madrid (£20m)
Javi Matinez - Athletic Bilbao (£34m)
Mhemet Topal - Valencia (£10m)

Paul Pogba - Manchester United (pre-contract for free summer transfer)
Robin van Persie - Arsenal (£30m)
Ross Barkley - Everton (£30m)
Lewis Dunk - Brighton (£5m)
Tommie Hoban - Watford (unknown)
Wilfried Zaha - Crystal Palace (£700k)

Eden Hazard - Lille (£40m)
MBaye Niang - Caen (£1m)

Sime Vrsaljiko - Dinamo Zagreb (£12.5m)
Mateo Kovacic - Dinamo Zagreb (£12.5m)

Gregory van der Wiel - Ajax (£28m)
Christian Eriksen - Alax (£30m)
Zakaria Bakkali - PSV Eindhovan (unknown)

Neymar da Silva - Santos (£50m)

Hulk - Porto (£88m)

Marco Reus - Borussia Monchengladbach (£15m)

Yassine El Ghanassy - Gent (£3.5m)

And there you have it. Mancini's apparent shopping list. Forget what I said about City only really needing 1 wide man to complete the squad as that's clearly not the case according to the press. I'll keep this updated as and when new rumours are published so we can all have a laugh at them.

Nathan Redmond - Birmingham (£6m)
Shaquille Hunter - Bristol Rovers (unknown)
Gary Cahill - Bolton Wanderers (£11.5m)
Cheick Tiote - Newcastle United (£25m)
Jan Vertonghen - Ajax (£11m)
Angel Pozo - Real Madrid (£100k)
Nicla Leali - Brecia (unknown)
Kurt Zuoma - St Etienne (£5m)
Nir Biton - FC Ashdod (unknown)
Nicolas Gaitan - Benfica (£37.5m)
Nicolas Burdisso - Inter Milan (unknown) But he actually plays for Roma and in injured forthe entire season. Well done Daily Mail.

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1 comment:

  1. Priceless, just goes to show what utter toss the press write


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