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Kolarov Puts Pen To Paper



Lazio left-back Aleksandar Kolarov joins City on a 5-year contract, following the likes of Yaya Toure and David Silva to Eastlands.

The twenty-four-year-old passed his medical, obtained a work permit, and will join up with his new team-mates upon their return to England.

Roberto Mancini was understandably delighted after securing Kolarov's signature, stating: 'I first saw Kolarov in his Lazio debut back in 2007, I was impressed by the speed and strength of someone so young.

'He was composed on the ball had an excellent delivery with his left foot and was technically very able.

"I have watched him a lot since then and so have the Manchester City scouts. His attacking capability is very good. He is fast and can shoot with power and accuracy.

'I am looking forward to working with him,"
the City boss concluded.



Kolarov will compete directly with Wayne Bridge for a place on the left hand side of defence.





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Writer: Lincolnsmariner Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday July 24 2010

Time: 4:39PM

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City have two good left backs now. Hopefully balotelli will be next.
Super City Slicker
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24/07/2010 17:40:00

Bridge clearly has no future at the club.
TheFamousNo7
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24/07/2010 20:18:00

Compete? Replace, more like. First Perroncel, now this...life doesn't get any easier for poor Bridgey, does it?
DubaiSpur
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24/07/2010 21:01:00

" quality players for every position - because we can. Bridge might just surprise a lot of people and become the player he should be with the new competition. Another problem area addressed by our manager. Anyone still have their doubts?
fifthcolumnblue
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24/07/2010 21:04:00

Great signing.
Spursnomad
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24/07/2010 21:50:00

Well pleased with this one!
me_innit
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25/07/2010 00:53:00

You don't even know who this guy is...so don't act like you do.
los_angeles_villan
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25/07/2010 07:42:00

los_angeles_villan, anyone who watches even a handful of Serie A football knows who Kolarov is. He is now rated as one of the top left-backs in Europe, probably slightly a notch below the Evra/Cole level but not far from them. He is amazing darting forward and good defensively (better than Bridge at both) and has one of the meaning shots around. He is likened to Roberto Carlos. Quality signing, 14mil is much less than I thought we'd pay for him.
StuMCFC
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25/07/2010 08:39:00

LAvillian - believe it or not some people actually watch football from leagues other than the PL.
Bluedub
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25/07/2010 12:06:00

I have espn for espn and bundesliga and i watch la liga on sky sports. Not to mention eurogoals on eurosport. Plus i sneak the odd brasilian league game on record tv (channel 801) when they show it. Im a football nut and many other fans are los_angeles_villan. Ive seen kolarov play on 6 occassions last year and hes a good player.
Super City Slicker
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25/07/2010 13:16:00

I really hope we get dveko next with balotelli. Dvekzo style is like van basten (not as good) but hes class. Better than adebayor and cruz
Super City Slicker
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25/07/2010 13:18:00

Speak for yourself villian!
me_innit
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25/07/2010 14:24:00

Don't worry - I knew you'd all come back at me with how much you know blah blah blah. I watch a lot of the serie A (when it doesn't make me fall asleep), all of the bundesliga, and both the Allsvenskan and the SuperLigaen, so please don't even try to belittle me. If you'd like to continue measuring the size of eachothers dicks, let me know..
los_angeles_villan
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25/07/2010 19:20:00

You do mean Dzeko Super City Slicker, just to clarify (not a pop).
TheFamousNo7
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25/07/2010 19:48:00

LAvillian - why would you make your original assumption if you actually watch other European leagues yourself? seems a bit daft.
Bluedub
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25/07/2010 20:28:00

I wouldn't suppose l_a_villian is being an attention wh*re?
me_innit
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25/07/2010 21:35:00

The biggest dick on this forum is from LA. I suggest u concentrate on your long ball team and the wonderful signings you will be making in the future. I spend my free time watching football from all corners of the world, seems like your busy watching loose women and looking at other mens penises. JEALOUSY isnt good.
Super City Slicker
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26/07/2010 00:43:00

The lad certainly has a tremendous shot on him with bags of pace. The video confirms what he says in that he likes to attack!
Johnny Baguette
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26/07/2010 07:30:00

Very excited about this. All the problamatic areas are being targeted. Just El Nino next Mancio
Once a Blue
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26/07/2010 12:49:00

 

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