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McDonald Mariga In Manchester For Medical

Breaking News: Manchester City FC is on the verge of signing Parma midfielder, McDonald Mariga.

The 22-year-old is in Manchester discussing personal terms and having a medical prior to signing what is thought to be a three and a half year deal.

The following was broadcast on Kenya TV yesterday - Sunday 31st January 2010.



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Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday February 1 2010

Time: 12:23PM

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Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has been linked with a 7m bid for Parma's Kenyan midfielder McDonald Mariga after a move for Real Madrid's Fernando Gago broke down. According to reports, representatives from City and Mariga have had productive talks over the move, which could involve Bulgarian striker Valeri Bojinov heading in the opposite direction on a permanent basis. Bojinov is already on loan at Parma. http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2010/jan/30/manchestercity-premi...
Tudor
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01/02/2010 12:32:00

I'll welcome him as a new addition to the squad, from what I've heard of him he is a talented player and worth a punt, I've also heard everything is complete, all that we're waiting for is FA approval so i assume he has been passed by the Home Office for a work permit, so lets hope he is the first of a potential three signings today
SIR TROYSTER
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01/02/2010 12:36:00

12:41 hrs - SSN confirm City cannot get a work permit for Mariga - the deal has collapsed.
Tudor
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01/02/2010 12:43:00

itjust said on SSN that he WONT become a city player
bluemooner_mcfc
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01/02/2010 12:56:00

This window was hyped up soooo much, and delivered NOTHING! (unless viera and sol managed to excite anyone...) Same for most teams really. At least the players will soon be able to concentrate on playing rather than if they will lose thei place or not.
Eighthsin
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01/02/2010 13:05:00

the bbc reports we are close to signing this fella,,, The 22-year-old is still in Italy but is set to fly into the UK to sign for City for fee of around 7m. Complications over Mariga's work permit have held up his switch. But BBC Sport understands that issue is close to being resolved,
mark.mcfc.wedged
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01/02/2010 13:36:00

Apparently he has played enough games for Kenya but thry are too far the world rankings at 98 - need to be above 70th so the deal is off for this window. This was on bbc live transfer deadline day.
romancity
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01/02/2010 13:55:00

It's fell through, we couldn't get his work-permit
scragg
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01/02/2010 16:54:00

See he's signed for Inter on a 4 year deal so we can forget a summer deal.
Thaibluefan
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02/02/2010 02:03:00

why buy these players you have the money to buy eto or someone of real quality
radders1990
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02/02/2010 09:49:00

 

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