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Vieira Jets In To Bolster Blues Engine Room

Vieira Jets In To Bolster Blues Engine Room



The vastly experienced World Cup and European Championship winner Patrick Vieira has signed for Manchester City until the end of the season...

The three times Premier League winner, four times FA Cup winner and four times Serie A winner has answered Roberto Mancini's call to leave Inter Milan and help strengthen The Citizens' young midfield.

Vieira joins City on a six months contract with 12 months to follow option.

A tough tackling class act who has just about won the lot in football, Vieira is the ideal man to help develop the likes of Vincent Kompany, Michael Johnson, Nigel De Jong and Stephen Ireland alongside England's Gareth Barry and Shaun Wright-Phillips.

It's clear that Mancio is intent upon adding experience to his squad as The Blues prepare to go over the top in a bid for success this season.

Detested by rags, most notably for his notorious clashes with failed Premier League manager Royston Vasey Keane and co, 'The Long One' or 'The Octopus' as he's known in France will be welcomed by Planet Blue with open arms.

The 33 year old Frenchman is still intent on representing France at this summer's World Cup in South Africa and says he still has a lot to prove. He told Canal Plus:

'I set myself an objective, I want to go to the World Cup. The important thing for me is to go to Manchester City and to show the coach that I'm the same player than when he was in charge of Inter.'

City boss Roberto Mancini told mcfc.co.uk:

"Patrick is a world class midfielder with a winner's mentality and will fit into this group very well...he knows me and my staff well, and importantly he also knows what the Premier League is all about."

Hat stand French coach Raymond Domenech told L`Equipe:

'His departure from Inter is good news,' Domenech told L'Equipe.

'We talked about it together for several months. He had to play again, even anywhere. Moreover, he has found a very good club. It is good to him and good to Les Bleus.

'If he plays and he plays at his true level, there is no reason why he shouldn't go to South Africa. But he is just like any other player - he has to play. If he plays, he is more than a candidate.'


The imposing midfielder is likely to make his debut against Blackburn Rovers on Monday night.

Welcome to MCFC, Pat!

VMC City Video Link: Vieira's First Interview

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Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Friday January 8 2010
Time: 12:57PM

Comments

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Well done for getting this out so fast jb! viera will add to that winning mentality that has been built over the last year, and his experience will no doubt improve players like kompany and de Jong. 6 month deal is nothing to lose for us- welcome to city viera!
Eighthsin
08/01/2010 13:11:00
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If he starts the game and Barry or De Jong are on the bench that will be a very bad sign. I cant see Mancini doing that. We might see him in the second half, but surely not 1st XI.
DarthGonzo
08/01/2010 13:16:00
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a big mcfc welcome to you patrick :)
mcfcirish
08/01/2010 13:16:00
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I'm banking on the big man adding that mid season boost that the likes of Ali Benarbia has given us in the past, but in a different style of course! His presence adds strength to the squad.
Johnny Baguette
08/01/2010 13:18:00
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Time will tell if Vieira proves to be a masterstroke by Mancio or a bit of a flop, but I sincerely believe his leaderships skills and experience will help push us on to the Top 4 finish we all want. Bienvenue Patrick et Salut!
fifthcolumnblue
08/01/2010 14:39:00
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He certainly looks up for it on the video link!
Johnny Baguette
08/01/2010 16:23:00
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One thing in huis favour is he knows what the premier is about and will give 100%, he has to stay fit, to keep his WC hopes alive.
Buzz Lightyear
08/01/2010 17:15:00
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you dont get to captain of france for being a flop, i think he will be a good signing for city, and you you that defensive edge
LHrover
08/01/2010 19:25:00
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Vieira apparently has a minor calf injury and is definitely out of Monday nights game against Blackburn Rovers if it goes ahead.
Kevinho
08/01/2010 19:35:00
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he is a born winner as he showed with all the years at arsenal so if it rubs off on our squad its money well spent.
bluemooner_mcfc
08/01/2010 22:19:00
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