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City to Sign Higuaín?

The Daily Mail, like the Guardian, is a great newspaper - if you have a wood-burning stove and can use paper to heat your home. Nevertheless, when a story involves Real Madrid, and it is mentioned by Marca, you can be assured that it is not entirely trash. The story here is that Gonzalo Higuaín is rumored to be on our radar, and he has recently rejected a contract extension from Real, perhaps signaling interest. Higuaín, 22, is a terrific striker and is one of the contenders for Spain`s Pichichi award given (by Marca) to the highest goal scorer each season. See below for video of his two most recent goals in a 5-1 Madrid win over Tenerife.

Do we need him? Well, yes and no. We have variety in our striking options, but as seen when Benjani got starts this season, our depth is not what it could be. Wonder goals may look good on film, but it seems obvious that a consistent finisher who prefers goals and team play to going it alone at defenders is what you want from a forward, and that`s what he would give us. He`s 22, but he`s already one of the best in Spain, so we would be bringing in a player for now and for the future. He`s Argentine, so he could benefit from Carlos Tevez` experience in settling in England. I said this with Gago, and I will say it again here: we should sign any players from that country we can if it helps us bring in Angel di Maria, who will soon be the best in the world. Imagine an attacking trio a few years from now of Tevez, di Maria, and Higuaín - unstoppable and something we can bring into reality.

Can we get him? Well, yes and no. Skepticism is appropriate when we are linked with players whose agents may simply be using us to score a bigger payday. Higuaín`s case may be more than agent talk. He will never be the big name in Madrid with Ronaldo around, and given Marca`s promotion of Ronaldo for the Pichichi when teammate Higuaín has more goals, it is understandable that he feels a lack of respect from the club apart from his salary, according to Marca one of the lowest in the squad. Benzema`s presence at the club also means that Higuaín can`t even be sure about his status as striker of the future, and he may well be comfortable joining the ranks of ex-Madrid players forced out by bigger buys and bigger names. Madrid is about glamour, dribbling, and firing managers after winning the league because their play was not flashy enough. Higuaín is a crystalline example of this part of Madrid`s character, their dissatisfaction with wins and goals if they are not accompanied by style. I think at City we value wins and goals above style, and Higuaín would be our kind of player.

¡Que venga al City este verano!





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Date:Wednesday March 3 2010

Time: 6:15PM

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spend, spend, spend, just who do you lot think you are :-)
merlin
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03/03/2010 19:01:00

If you valued clean sheets, just think where you'd be!
Teddy_KGB
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03/03/2010 20:14:00

we are football god's now
ajlaninazih
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03/03/2010 21:56:00

Higuaín is top class and I have always kept an eye out on him. I wish he were coming to Eastlands, but I dont think it will happen. He wants a better deal and fair play - Benzema is on far more and has been rubbish in comparison. £35m is the figure bandied about but thats a little excessive for his first proper season. Too much money for someone who would be an understudy for Tevez. We need some young super stars of the future.
eighthsin
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03/03/2010 22:09:00

Youve no chance!!!! Absolutley No chance of signing him!!!!
HuddersfieldYiddo
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03/03/2010 23:08:00

Higuin is made for the premiership. He works hard, good professional and he can play on both wings aswell. His attitude and work rate is up there with bellamy and tevez. Not to mention he is the most prolific striker in la liga this year. I think he will be second or third option if city dont get torres.
Super City Slicker
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03/03/2010 23:13:00

It will take a minimum of 6 months for him to adapt to life in England. Our boo boys will be moaning like mad come October and it will get messi for a while. He is about 6ft so could provide a foil with Adebayor and Santa Cruz hitting the cat flap on the way out.
EddieBell
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04/03/2010 00:51:00

just how do u lot plan to compel a club which is as rich as u and so doesent need cash to part with the one striker in their arsenal who can actually perform?.....also while you can match madrid in cash and perhaps even give higuain cl football next year with some luck the allure of being a galactico is something which has led players to reject united chelsea and tons of other bigger clubs than city so not much of a chance
hangovrebo
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04/03/2010 02:23:00

Would love to have him at City, and I would say we've a better chance of singing him than the likes of tottenham cockspurs. (yes that was a dig at the likes of Huddersfieldyiddo)
fifthcolumnblue
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04/03/2010 10:26:00

"Youve no chance!!!! Absolutley No chance of signing him!!!! HuddersfieldYiddo" Actually we do, otherwise this wouldn't be news.
severedgein
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04/03/2010 15:04:00

Don't believe everyuthing you read in the papers, believe it when he signs and its offical, Too early to speculate who will or wont be coming to COMS this summer.
Buzz Lightyear
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05/03/2010 07:23:00

 

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