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City's Big Week Moves On With Or Without Eto'o

City's Big Week Moves On With Or Without Eto'o

Barçelona President Joan Laporta has blown City's cover over The Blues' move for Samuel Eto'o. Dracula Berlusconi did likewise over Kakagate. So which way will this one go?

It's been a fascinating 24 hours or so following the developments surrounding what we now know to be City's bid of around £25 million for the mercurial Eto'o's services. And in surreal terms that's £5 million less than the rags paid to Lids for Rio Ferdinand so it would represent something of a bargain!

Still, all we can deal in are facts right now.

First, Laporta revealed that Eto'o has a serious offer on the table from City, albeit not in the same martyrdom seeking snidey way that Berlusconi did over AC Milan devotee Kaka.

Second, according to the Spanish media and Parisian airport contacts the player himself returned to Europe from a tribute game in the Reunion Islands to spend a few days in Paris with his wife whilst awaiting developments.

Finally, Eto'o's agent has now announced a press conference tomorrow to clarify the players position.

In amongst all this the media are shifting into an overdrive of speculation as they attempt to guess and then second guess the figures involved. We've even seen the BBC announce City's bid had been accepted by the Catalan giants this morning only for them to rapidly change that story into a bid has been lodged confirmation.

To date, City have maintained a dignified silence over the move for Eto'o, but we can expect to hear some sort of statement within the next 48 hours.

In the meantime, the club continue to make good of their commitment to complete the bulk of the squad rebuilding by the time pre season training starts. We can be sure that this week will bring us yet more twists and turns.

Vital MC will continue to monitor the border crossings, airport terminals and National Express depots in order to keep you informed of the very latest developments.

Our maine man Tudor is at Eastlands today viewing City's new official website and will be knocking on a few doors, so stay tuned!


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Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Monday June 29 2009
Time: 1:05PM


I'm sick of this i've got no bloody nails left LOL
29/06/2009 13:17:00
Have a funny feeling its gonna be another Kaka. CTID (we dont need him anyway :))
29/06/2009 13:25:00
Eto'o has been at war with Barcelona for over a year which is why they tried to sell him at the beginning of last season, but he refused to go. He wants £13M out of the transfer fee and he will not sign with anyone until he gets it. He is now showing his true colours cutting off his nose to spite his face to get back at Laporta. There was always a 50/50 chance his good behaviour during the season was just a smokescreen. We need to get out a statement as a club covering ourselves just incase this turns into a farce.
City Girl
29/06/2009 13:41:00
From his agents comments, he doesn't want to come and fair enough. Why would he? Fancy going from winning the treble and scoring an abundance of goals to mediocrity without Champions League football.
29/06/2009 14:01:00
It looks as though Barcelona are cloaking themselves in cynicism. If their bid for Villa doesn't succeed then they need to keep Eto'o, even though their manager would prefer Villa to the City target.
29/06/2009 14:09:00
Eto'o is Citys smokescreen to cover Villa the big signing?
29/06/2009 15:02:00
Mcfcthriller: If only Villa would leave Spain but he is too much of a home boy like Bianchi.
City Girl
29/06/2009 15:15:00
And in surreal terms that's £5 million less than the rags paid to Lids for Rio Ferdinand so it would represent something of a bargain! I dont know if you were being sarcastic, but generally speaking 25 mil for a player who has 12 months to run on his contract is not much of a bargain. How come Man City seem keener to Bolster the attack rather than the defense. Only the top 4 scored more yet you conceeded 50 goals. I would suggest 20-2-25 mil on a great CB although they can be hard to come by.
29/06/2009 15:26:00
Don't you just hate these clubs that spend, spend, spend :-)
29/06/2009 15:41:00
I hope that City will not end up as being the fools in this transfer. If Eto'o is hesitating, then, lets move on to the next target.
Buzz Lightyear
29/06/2009 15:57:00
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