Edin for Manchester, Edin for Spain
Have you noticed that after weeks and weeks of speculation, news item after news item, suddenly yesterday when transfer windows opened there was nothing about Edin Dzeko other than a statement that he had gone to Wolfsburg's closedown training camp in Spain?
With 47,000 packed into Eastlands yesterday, many hoping that there might be a New Year's present in the form of Dzeko, it looks as though there is a stumbling block.
Newspapers today tell us that City didn't offer him enough money. He wanted £170k per week, we offered 'only' £120k. And this is the player identified as he who could help bring the title to Eastlands, share the goal burden with Tevez and Balotelli! We are arguing over £50k per week when we are paying poorer footballers ridiculous money.
It is refreshing today to see Khaldoon get involved. A very astute businessman at the best of times, he clearly does not intend to see this deal derailed. Surely £50k per week in City terms could almost be described as penny-pinching!
Stories also abound about Arnesen coming from Chelsea to act as Director of Football. Although it is expected that this will not affect the current incumbents as Arnesen operates in a different area, if the Dzeko transfer falls through this could see the P45 come out for someone!
Let's get real. An additional £50k per week pales into insignificance if City were to win the title and secure Champions League football next season. Get this guy in and get him into the team. A soft introduction against the Foxes, then up and at the Wolves.
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