Date:Wednesday July 5 2006
For the meantime it is difficult to say whether this fresh report is the sort of irritating space filling hackery long suffering fans in search of genuine transfer window information constantly have to put up with, or a genuine piece of news.
It is common knowledge that Petrov is fighting to secure his release from the Glasgow giants in order to pursue his ambition of a move to England, so it's not beyond the bounds of possibility that someone somewhere has simply cut and pasted the names of the two contract rebels together in order to produce a new piece of 'gossip'. However, if it were true then this possibility certainly throws a new and interesting angle into the mix.
If Celtic's interest is genuine then Stuart Pearce will have to decide on the following:
Is it better to sell Joey to Boro, pocket the £3m and secure the proven but ageing Didi Hamaan on a free (on the two year contract he demands)? OR
would the smarter move be to do business with Celtic in order to snaffle Petrov, who by common consent been one of the most consistent players in the SPL over the last 5 years, and who might bring to City a much coveted combination of playmaking skills AND the ability to put a foot in and break up the play. The downside to the Petrov deal, of course, is the risk factor: whilst he is considerably younger than Hamaan he is as yet something of an unknown quantity in a more competitive environment.
One consideration might be the terms of the swap: would it be a straight one or would there be money involved?
Of the two options (assuming Quinton Fortune is now out of the picture and Thomas Graveson is out of our price range) who would you prefer to see at Eastlands next season?
The Ped Report.. City 3-0 Crystal Palace (Sunday December 21 2014)
Pellegrini Had No Crystal Palace Doubts (Saturday December 20 2014)
Stats: Manchester City v Crystal Palace (Saturday December 20 2014)
Team Line-Ups: Manchester City v Crystal Palace (Saturday December 20 2014)
Team News: City v Crystal Palace (Friday December 19 2014)
Pellegrini Confident Milner Will Stay (Friday December 19 2014)
Hart Signs New Contract At Manchester City (Friday December 19 2014)
Pellegrini Confident Of Crystal Palace Victory (Friday December 19 2014)
City v Crystal Palace - How Will It Go? (Thursday December 18 2014)
Sagna Will Fill In If Needed (Thursday December 18 2014)
|8.||Colin Is The King||86|
|Man City||3||-||0||Crystal Palace|
|Leicester City||0||-||1||Man City|
|2. Man City||17||12||3||2||+22||39|
|3. Man Utd||17||9||5||3||+12||32|
|4. West Ham||17||9||4||4||+10||31|
|Totally Deserved, says Gus Poyet
» Sunderland : 22/12/2014 01:34:00
|Pardew Will Have To Live With 4 In A Row Tab.
» Sunderland : 22/12/2014 01:12:00
|4 In A Row @NUFC
» Newcastle : 22/12/2014 00:52:00
|Sunderland Beat Newcastle Yet Again
» Sunderland : 21/12/2014 22:31:00
|Anfield Points Lost, Saved, Won And Dropped
» Arsenal : 21/12/2014 21:25:00