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Diego Destined For City?

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Vital Manchester City new signing, watmoughst sent us the following article.

Manchester City aren't one to go quiet, and once again this weekend they have been linked with numerous players but the one that stands out is their new £25 million pursuit for Brazilian ace Diego.

With Manchester City's failed attempt to sign Kaka it is thought that Mark Hughes will turn to fellow Brazilian Diego. But with a wage demand off £180,000 per-week the question is, are Manchester City desperate to bolster their attacking options, or are they desperate to keep golden boy Robinho happy?

Once again it is speculated that the pursuit may have been influenced by Manchester City's Robinho, who was also keen for the club to sign Kaka. Recently though it appears Mark Hughes is trying to do everything he can possibly do to keep Robinho happy after he recently stormed out of a training camp in Tenerife.

But if Hughes thinks he will have no trouble with Robinho's fellow countryman Diego then he will be far from correct as Diego is currently serving a four-match ban for allegedly attempting to strangle a Karlsruhe opponent.

This isn't the only trouble Diego has been involved in recently as the midfielder defied Werder Bremen by playing for Brazil at the Olympics in Beijing last summer, and then upset the national side by turning up late for training. He was also stopped for an alleged drink-driving offence only a few days ago.

So the question for all City fans is, would signing Diego be a good move or would it just bring further disruption to the Manchester City dressing room?

Many thanks go out to watmoughst.

The journalist

Writer: watmoughst Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday January 26 2009

Time: 12:15PM

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Good call. I'd say put the brakes on. We need to be encouraging the young strikers we have like Sturridge and Bojinov that they have Manchester City futures. Surely more steps down the First Team ladder won't inspire these lads.
Johnny Baguette
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26/01/2009 12:31:00

Not sure I like your comment that "Robbie stormed out of the training camp". his departure was nothing to do with anything at the Club so speculation that MH is trying to pacify him by bringing in certain signings is a load of codswallop. Hughes will sign players who will benfit the TEAM not one individual.
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26/01/2009 12:44:00

I dont think we will go for Diego.......MH doesnt need any more "hassle" type players.....!!
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26/01/2009 14:26:00

Bring him on give out some boxing gloves, sounds like a match up for me, Bellendamy v derdaygo. we could give him the nickname of 'the Brazilian Stangler' Werder want to keep him and £180k a week is more than Robinho, too much money. I feel that there is going to be only one superstar player and Diego isnt it, but is fabouls to watch if in the mood and takes a mean Fanny Lee style penalty.
Buzz Lightyear
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26/01/2009 17:19:00

I think Diego would definitely add to our midfield options and give us the sort of quality we need to progress in the UEFA Cup. Our squad is far too small and quality players like Diego don't become available very often...
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26/01/2009 17:38:00

Keep away from him, great footballer but trouble with a capital T. If you thought the press had a field day with us over Kaka can you imagine what the would say if we sign him and he goes off the rails!!!!
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26/01/2009 20:09:00


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