UK time is: 10:24:51
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Samba Star Linked To City Again



Brazilian centre forward, Luis Fabiano has alerted Chelsea and Manchester City after admitting that a move to the Premier League would be very tempting. The 29 year old is rumoured to be open to a move away from Sevilla. He is valued at around 25m and has a 26m release clause on his contract, which expires in 2 years time. He has already admitted this will probably be his last season in Spain as he is ready for a new challenge.

City apparently showed some interest in signing him in the summer but were unable to clinch a deal. He looked set on a move to AC Milan but it fell through as they were not willing to shell out the 25m asking price. Carlo Ancelotti is rumoured to also be in the chase for the striker but the purchase would almost empty his transfer kitty.

Here is what Fabiano said yesterday to www.sport.co.uk:

'I am satisfied with my season at Sevilla but I always want more success. The situation in La Liga and Champions League has been good.'

'That is why I want to concentrate on my work with Sevilla and not think about rumours from other clubs and interest from Italy and England. Maybe that is something for the future, but now I'm focused on Brazil.'


Fabiano is a great player and was a crucial part of Brazil's triumph in the Confederations Cup in the summer. He is powerful, quick, good in the air and has an eye for goal. Just what you want in a striker. I think he is possibly the most under-rated striker in Europe alongside Miroslav Klose. You may argue that City already have an abundance of strikers but the one thing lacking up front is a prolific goalscorer - He has 10 goals this season from 13 appearances and managed to notch up a very impressive 34 goals in 07/08.

The only thing holding me back on the purchase would be that he would have to adapt to the Premier League. As we all know, Hughes is targeting players with Premier League experience so they can immediately fit in. However, I think he could cope and in my opinion, he is well worth the gamble.






Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The journalist

Writer: bigal84 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday November 13 2009

Time: 7:15PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Phew...thought the article was going to be on our big man Chris Samba...
sasman
Report Abuse
14/11/2009 00:41:00

Don't think so - we had our 'pockets' picked with 'Jo'.
Thaibluefan
Report Abuse
14/11/2009 03:11:00

Very good player and if for some strange reason Hughes decides we need another striker he would be the ideal signing.
bluesnozza
Report Abuse
14/11/2009 07:04:00

I reckon he's going to go for a striker this January. Repeated injuries and the African Nations Cup could swing it. I'd have held on to Bojinov.
Johnny Baguette
Report Abuse
14/11/2009 09:02:00

I dont know how many more strikers u can accomodate but I would have thought that Defence men are whats required at the mo?
Mix26
Report Abuse
14/11/2009 10:10:00

We have a standard 5 strikers, mix26. And one ready to offload. That's Benjani. Otherwise, it's: Tevez, Adebayor, Bellamy, Santa Cruz and Robinho.
Johnny Baguette
Report Abuse
14/11/2009 13:56:00

Who writes this drivel, Chelsea???? Transfer Embargo????
TeddyLyon
Report Abuse
14/11/2009 21:27:00

Top player but I doubt that he will be arriving anytime soon at City as he doesn't fit in with Hughes's recent recruitment policy for one thing as he hasn't played in England.
Kevinho
Report Abuse
18/11/2009 19:37:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Manchester City Articles

Fofana Keen To Progress (Tuesday May 5 2015)

Why No Aguero! (Tuesday May 5 2015)

Pellegrini Talks Tottenham Win (Monday May 4 2015)

Hart Talks Tottenham (Monday May 4 2015)

Tottenham v City - Team News (Friday May 1 2015)

Archived Manchester City Articles

List All VMC Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Johnny Baguette 115
2. Bluedub 58
3. Skoorb 43
4. kennyclementstache 25
5. OziMan 25
6. CITYBOY1000 19
7. rojo2010 18
8. Buzz Lightyear 17
9. citizhun 17
10. powertothepeople 15

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Spurs 0 - 1 Man City
Man City 3 - 2 Aston Villa
Man City 2 - 0 West Ham
Man Utd 4 - 2 Man City
Crystal Palace 2 - 1 Man City
Man City 3 - 0 WBA

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 35 25 8 2 +42 83
2. Man City 35 21 7 7 +35 70
3. Arsenal 34 21 7 6 +33 70
4. Man Utd 35 19 8 8 +24 65
5. Liverpool 35 18 7 10 +11 61
6. Spurs 35 17 7 11 +5 58
7. Southampton 35 17 6 12 +20 57

Breaking League News

The Vital Villa Man Of The Match v Everton
Aston Villa : 06/05/2015 10:16:01
Say I`m Your No1
Spurs : 06/05/2015 08:02:00
Stoke lose to 8th place battle to Swansea
Stoke : 05/05/2015 22:55:00
Match Analysis: Swansea City 2-0 Stoke City
Swansea : 05/05/2015 21:31:00
Reports Claim Mitrovic Fee Agreed
Newcastle : 05/05/2015 19:07:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Tottenham v City
Suggested By:  VMC Admin
City win 78%
Tottenham win 22%
Draw 0%