By now panic must start to set in at the Council House. Other than the signing of Roque Santa Cruz, and Gareth Barry who could not wait for an offer from Rafa but chose for the big bucks, nothing much has happened. Other than failures.
City are said to make a THIRD approach for John Terry with a staggering £40m offer for the international, even though Ancelotti already claimed that Terry is going nowhere. Over here at ManUtd Blog we love JT because he’s always good for some funny lines or slippery. JT certainly is a great defender but one has to wonder if the international £40m worth is. Especially since City seems to aim at Champions League football any time soon but still struggles in the offensive department. Last season the skyblues managed to capture a player who went signed for the wrong squad and for a long time didn’t show his immense talent because of the attitude ‘We’ll never win anything’.
This season City was said to have wanted Eto but they already moved on from this deal and the Tevez still has not finalized. Again there are rumours that the Argentinean will sign and be presented on Wednesday, but with the fierce comptetion of Robinho, Santa Cruz and Stephen Ireland it seems rather doubtfull that Tevez is ready to put pen to paper. After his months of whining about not playing enough I seriously wonder that he will want to sign without receiving guarantees about being in the starting eleven and Hughes does not seem to be the kind of manager who will promise Tevez a starting spot above his personal favourite Santa Cruz.
With the crazy time still going on and many teams, top teams looking to reinforce their squad, it seems unlikely that City will be able to sign any star of international fame. City will always be City.