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The countdown to kick off at White Hart Lane continues and Roberto Mancini bids to reinforce his attack. The hacks in Spain are talking up the signing of Diego Forlan...

There are rumours swirling around SportCity on Family Fun Day where the squad will train at Eastlands before the Manchester public free of charge, that Mario Balotelli's agent is in danger of talking the brilliant young striker out of a deal to play in England over wage demands.

Mundo Deportivo in Spain reports that Mancio and the City hierarchy are growing tired of the pursuit of Super Mario and are considering a move for up front experience in the shape of World Cup sensation and erstwhile rag Diego Forlan.

The shark eyed focus with which he almost single handedly carried Uruguay's campaign in South Africa saw him win the tournaments Golden Ball, such was his impact. Some of his inspirational football lit up many times what was predominantly a dreary tournament in this correspondents eyes.

Footy on the continent has often been bemused that Forlan has never played for the giant likes of Barçelona or Real Madrid. If anything, Atletico have done well to keep him.

Forlan signed on at the swamp in 2002 for £7,500,000 from Independiente in the days when united bossed the transfer market almost unopposed. During his 2.5 years on the Manchester outskirts he made 37 league and cup starts and scored 17 goals, but was considered something of a failure with Taggart contented to almost permanently bench him. What's clear is that he didn't settle in England and he moved on to Spain, becoming a sensation at Villareal and Atletico, where his brace earlier this year secured the Europa League Trophy over Fulham.

Now 31, Forlan is a widely reknowned, experienced campaigner who could compliment City's strike force with a box of tricks that very often delivers the unexpected.

Mancio would do well to steam in and bag Forlan while nobody else is looking, or indeed, can afford to. Atletico, by numerous accounts, could use the cash.

Should City make a move for Ol' Shark Eyes? Give us a shout both here and in the VMC Forums...






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Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Friday August 6 2010
Time: 11:32AM

Comments

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Are you honestly hoping to spend over the odds for a 31 year old striker who is awful in the PL? I've heard Kai Rooney has just kicked his first football, for only £25million he could prove a real asset for you this year...
LifeLongBlue
06/08/2010 11:44:00
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Well Bellers has been a revelation after a similar signing fee, age and wrecked knees! Now then, repeated World Cup flop Potato Head's kids is called Kai, is he?
Johnny Baguette
06/08/2010 11:58:00
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There is a real dearth of striking talent around World football at the moment as the World Cup proved as it was the oldies that did best eg Forlan, Klose and Rooney (only joking)
Wswilly3
06/08/2010 12:01:00
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Sure why not just buy Romario for £15m?
Vanilla Ice
06/08/2010 12:24:00
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lol get Klose then....speaking of experienced strikers... what of Heskey? i'd take Heskey over rooney lol
maka4chelsea
06/08/2010 12:29:00
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There's Big Ron too vanilla Ice
maka4chelsea
06/08/2010 12:29:00
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Hi maka4chelsea - how are you? Have you got your prize yet? Lets hope City and Chelsea are slugging it out at the end of the season - us rich boys have to lord it over the poor teams ......... and don't they just like it ?
Wswilly3
06/08/2010 12:34:00
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To old and has already proved he cant do it in the prem!
markmcfc
06/08/2010 12:50:00
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2 problems with Forlan: 1) He's said he does not want a return to the premierleague. 2) He's hardly one for the future at 31 years of age. I'd much prefer we invest in a younger player that can be developed and become worl class rather than one that'll play a year and then retire
Blue ponderer
06/08/2010 13:05:00
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Kin ell, why not get the Goat back! Whats happened with the Dzeko interest? Forlans knees would sieze up with the weather over here.
Uwe and whos army
06/08/2010 13:20:00
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