Milner Makes It A Magnificent Six For Mancio
Back in form Aston Villa midfielder James Milner will arrive in Manchester this afternoon to undergo a medical and become Roberto Mancini's sixth summer signing...
The Citizens and The Villans have finally agreed the deal which will bring 'Milnergate' to a close with MCFC Academy graduate Stephen Ireland heading to Birmingham as part of a player swap deal. Villa should bank around £16 million on top of last year's £12 million for Milner's England colleague Gareth Barry.
24 year old Milner follows the youth focused player signing policy that Mancio and City's hierarchy have pursued this summer with vigour.
Fellow new Blues Jerome Boateng, Mario Balotelli, YaYa Toure, Aleksander Kolarov, David Silva are a potent mix of internationals with plenty of miles to go on the clock.
Welcome to Manchester City, James and all at VMC wish Stevie well at The Villa.
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