Date:Wednesday October 7 2009
Has anyone seen Martin Petrov's body language just recently? If you have then you'll realise the 30-year-old Bulgarian is on the verge of leaving Manchester City.
Its difficult to pinpoint exactly when he formed his current arrogant attitude, but I suppose the more I think about it the more I believe it began pre-season.
The following couple of paragraphs were taken from Wikipedia...
Following the influx of new players at Manchester City such as Carlos Tévez and Emmanuel Adebayor, Petrov was linked with a move away from the City of Manchester Stadium.
On 1 September 2009, Transfer deadline day, it was speculated that he would transfer to Tottenham, in a move which would see David Bentley heading to Eastlands. Tottenham would also receive Ł10 million as part of this deal, however Manchester City later denied they would be signing Bentley, either on-loan or permanently.
Luchezar Tanev, Petrov's agent, later stated that the move broke down 'because, in the final reckoning, Manchester City rejected the deal mainly due to manager Mark Hughes's unwillingness.
How many times has Petrov run past the dugout brandishing his name and number on the rear of his shirt?
As sure as night follows day City boss Mark Hughes will be looking to off-load the pacey winger, possibly as early as January.
Here are a few comments taken from our 100% Chat Forum.
bluemooner_mcfc - bad apple get rid.
Kevinho - I think that its safe to say that Martin Petrov will be gone in January now as Mark Hughes cannot keep on giving him the benefit of the doubt whenever any of his comments keep coming out whilst away on International duty. He has shown in the past that he will get rid of the alleged trouble makers in the squad like he did with Elano and that move doesn't seem to have done us any harm so far.
Bluedub - No surprise here, the camera panned on to him as he sat back on the bench the other night and he was spitting venom. I reckon it's adiós in January.
severedgein - Why is it that some players as they reach their final years don't mind taking a back seat to younger/better players, but some get cranky like Rigsby here?
Thanks for the goals Martin. Perhaps learn some humility when you get shipped off to Turkey with Elano.
Joe0161 - did say on the night that I bet Petrov was pee'd off at being left on the bench all game after his recent performances. Although he shouldn't open his mouth (unless he wants a move) I do feel for him as well. I don`t see what more he can do on the pitch to merit more time on it in consecutive matches.
Hope he doesn't leave in Jan because he's a quality player who always gives 100%
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