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City Set To Sign McDonald Mariga

City Set To Sign McDonald Mariga

According to reports in Italy, Manchester City are set to seal the deal for 22 year-old Parma midfielder, McDonald Mariga. The fee being mentioned is around the £10m mark and City have decided to look to the Kenyan as the deal with Real Madrid for Fernando Gago has broken down. Mariga is a box-to-box midfielder with a lot of skill and a great work-ethic. He played a major role in Parma's promotion from Seria B last season making 35 appearences and scoring 3 goals. He's already been watched closely by Inter Milan, AC Milan, Arsenal and Napoli.

He's a massive 6ft 2in and could add some much needed height to our midfield. Also, he plays a very similar role to that of Michael Essien at Chelsea. He's really hot property in Italy and it already looks like City will sign the youngster. A £10m offer has been accepted by Parma officials in a deal that could see Valeri Bojinov stay at the Italian club. Mariga has only managed to play 8 times this season due to injury but if he came to Eastlands then he would be the first Kenyan to play in Premier League.

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Date:Friday January 29 2010
Time: 9:00PM


No idea who he is, or if he is any good. We certainly need a few taller players to win balls. Someone like Fellaini would be brilliant (yet to see Viera in action).
29/01/2010 21:21:00
United were rumoured to be looking at him a few months back. Never seen him play but he is said to be a good player.
29/01/2010 21:41:00
i see him in 3 match and he was reat and tall and very good tactic and dribling and he cut a lot af balls like nijel and i think he is better than essien if he come to city and get more experience .... and to beat man utd hehehe
29/01/2010 21:58:00
Go to 1.25, couple of decent goals.
29/01/2010 22:50:00
£10m is a lot of money.
Buzz Lightyear
30/01/2010 08:14:00
So many songs, so little time...
30/01/2010 12:46:00
This kid is class. Seen alot of him in serie-a this year and there were always rumours linking him with the top teams in europe, even when parma were in serie b. Hes tall, strong and has a powerful shot. Im happy were close to signing him.
Super City Slicker
31/01/2010 11:07:00
Thats a shame.
01/02/2010 18:07:00
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