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Viera's Transfer Confirmed by Mourinho

Viera's Transfer Confirmed by Mourinho

From Sky Sports:

Inter Milan boss Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Manchester City target Patrick Vieira has played his last game for the club. The France international, who hinted earlier on Wednesday that he was set to seal a move to Eastlands, played the full 90 minutes of Inter's 1-0 Serie A success over Chievo.

Mourinho told reporters after the match that the former Arsenal ace was now heading for the exit door and expects him to return to the Premier League. City boss Roberto Mancini has been strongly linked with a move for the talented midfielder, who he knows well from his stint at the helm of the Nerazzurri.

Vieira is eager to play regular football over the coming months as he looks to secure a place in France's World Cup squad for the finals in South Africa.

Goodbye

Mourinho told Sky Italia: 'Patrick will say goodbye to us.

'He will surely miss us. I don't know where he will go. The club thought not to turn down his request to leave. This would have been the last year of his contract. Where he will go? I said I don't know. In my opinion he will go to England, even if there is the possibility also he could go to France.'

'I wish him every happiness.'

My View:

So, it looks like it's done and dusted. Viera wants to move so he can get regular football to push for a place in France's 23 man World Cup squad. This would mean leaving out Nigel de Jong, who in my opinion, has been our player of the season thus far. Viera would provide good cover in midfield with Vincent Kompany having moved to centre back and the long-term absence of Michael Johnson.

Viera's experience would help the team and he would be an influential figure in the dressing room, but I am not sure if he can match the demands of the Premier League in his current state. However, I fully trust Mancini's judgement, he's hardly put a foot wrong as yet.



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Writer:bigal84
Date:Wednesday January 6 2010
Time: 3:00PM

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Comments

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Finger's crossed he's A) Coming and B) able to do a job for us. Perhaps he's being lined up for a player/coaching role come the summer? Worse people to mentor him than Mancini.
fifthcolumnblue
06/01/2010 15:04:00
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Why would you want him?! Old, slow, huge wage demands- Bad deal, I say. But if Mancini wants him, then it's fine.
JT_daniel
06/01/2010 15:08:00
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We've asked ourselves the same questions JT, believe me. Can only trust Mancini knows what he's doing, and given the terms of the deal being a 6 month loan, both parties can walk away if it all goes tits up.
fifthcolumnblue
06/01/2010 15:17:00
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Great news for football fans who don't support Manchester City.
Tom14
06/01/2010 15:42:00
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Tom14, still nothing to talk about over at Vital Arse?
severedgein
06/01/2010 16:00:00
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Many many many things, like challenging for the title and how rubbish Man City have been this season. Its a helluva laff.
Tom14
06/01/2010 16:04:00
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Sign him and where will Barry play? Sack the Board!
leelindsay
06/01/2010 16:12:00
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At least spell his name correctly
IrishGoon
06/01/2010 16:18:00
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One thing that never changes - the sneering of the Arsenal fans. Trying to outdo the rags for arrogance now?
fifthcolumnblue
06/01/2010 16:40:00
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Tom14, 4-2 and 3-0....didn't see you laffin then....
buzz lightyear
06/01/2010 18:40:00
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