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Advance Notice: City Sign Gael Clichy

Manchester City will sign Arsenal left back Gael Clichy as early as tomorrow, Monday 4 July Vital Manchester City understands.

By all accounts the 25-year-old France international representatives have finalised the deal and an announcement is expected around lunchtime.

The transfer is expected to be in the region of £9 million while the player himself can expect to receive a salary of £110.000 a week.

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Writer: danielqpr Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday July 3 2011

Time: 5:27PM

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£110,000 a week for clichy?????? jesus you lot are mugs, wonder why he chose city???
If this is true then it is not good.
You guys often boast of Mancini's brilliance with defenders so surely this is a good signing, well minus the wages he's being given. How many natural LB's have you got? A very slow Kolarov who can't handle any average winger with the tiniest bit of speed, don't get me wrong he's a decent LB it's just a major flaw in his game.
He won't be on those wages and there's no way on Earth we would pay £19M for a player on his last year of a contract. Those days are gone... Rumour has it it's £7M and it provides competition at LB. As for TheFamousNo7, you can count of two, maybe three fingers the number of decent left backs that can handle pace in the PL...
£110,000 a week doubt it very much it’s just Newspaper rumors every player we sign seem to be on £110,000 a week according to the media.
£19m!? Since when? I also thought it was £7m, have I missed something? Clichy is a decent leftback but nothing more. He's average going forward and average at defending. But he does have good pace, something Kolarov lacks. Hopefully the competition will cause both to progress and they can then be deployed in different games that suit their playing styles, for example, when playing against pacey wingers use Clichy.
Most newspapers I've read said not 110k, but 90k. And the price is 7m, not 19m. :D
No way are we paying £19m for Clichy - for Nasri maybe, but not Clichy!
£19m for Clichy AND Nasri, I would have thought...
Is this satire of the media quoting ridiculous figures for City targets or a genuine story?
19m???ffs, no way on gods earth is he, or are we,going to pay that..... he is worth 7-9 million tops, and as for wages no more than 60thousand.....any more and we have been ripped off...... but then again we could always sign Bebo for £10....AND STILL FEEL RIPPED OFF.....
And just when I started thinking this site generally had good material. This is utter garbage. £19m? Not likely in the slightest. It's over double what has been stated in nearly every sports column. Total guff if you ask me.
Dont you love it, all that cash and you are so desperately trying to buy a decent player, hahaha but noone is interested.. haha, dont kid your self, no way Nasri will join you, havent you read, he wants to win trophies, and no he is talking about the micky mouse ones... HAHA Clichy, another "world class" player to City, on 200 grand a week... HAHA.
avfcwills10, its not that much so you can stop shouting and **** off back to vital villa.
its not that much!? players like mascherano go for less than that! 19m for gael clichy is an absolute joke
Read the papers, he's not coming for 19m or even close to it. Most say 7m, a couple have said 9m. #bargain
avfcwills10 - We've already walked away from transfers this year allegedly, as clubs are adding the City premium to the figures. So no way on Earth would the Arse have the cheek to ask for this, or we have the stupidity to pay it. nordkap - Love it when the FA cup becomes a mickey mouse trophy, just cos ickle citeh win it. If it's so maligned, why did the rags put out there strongest team in te semi and still get bent over? Rumour has it we've only bid for two players, Sanchez and Neymar, Sanchez didn't want to play for the rags either, only Barca and the rags can't afford Neymar... Back in your box son...
Goodness me. Some rare old stick being dished out to the club that no top players would sign for/ side of mercenaries and individuals that will never play as a team FA Cup winning Champions Leaguers. Oh yes and David Silva is a flop.
Johnny Baguette
Johnny: And no one has heard of Yaya Toure according to the Merson/Parry/Thompson-esque vermin infesting TV and radio.
StuMCFC - It's not just the media pundits, but a lot of PL players had never heard of Yaya either, including Vidic. That was until he ghosted past him, thus allowing Vidic to read the name on the back of his shirt, before coolly slotting it through VDS's legs... ;)
Now, now folks - Nerdkrap has a point - I mean look at the team he supports (from sunny Norway) - they've stolen a march on the ENTIRE premier league and bought in the VERY toppest notch players and established world superstars going, like Phil Jones, Young and DeGea, and all for around the £50m mark. You add that lot to the majestic Bebe and even Barca will be quaking in their boots, mark my words.
Lest we forget Taggart spunking all that money in 1989.
Johnny Baguette
have we seen the you tube video of this Clichy fellow, oh yes we dont need to as HE IS AN ESTABLISHED PREMIER LEAGUE PLAYER.... UNLIKE BEBO who Taggart paid HOW MUCH..... 8 OR 10 MILLION all becase of YOUTUBE......and we pay over the odds???? strange that....
@HeavyRiffs Vidic must have heard of Yaya, he put on a masterclass as a makeshift CENTRE-BACK in the 2008 CL final when Barca battered United.
Will be a better signing than Mr. Bridge, and he has not cost 19M, just a fairy story.
Clichy medical booked for later today.
Johnny Baguette
...and a second medical is lined up for Tuesday.
Johnny Baguette
Second will probably be Stefan Savic.
Good player that lad. Another in early twenties. Mancini is forging a squad with an eye on the next 5-10 years with each of his signings....
Johnny Baguette
Lol cheers for taking such a liability off our hands. The boy can't defend or cross. Doesn't have a clue what holding a line is. Abu Dhabi FC could do a lot better than Clichy with the money you lot are willing to spunk about. El Citeh seem to have genuine desires to become a real force in Europe, if you want to do that don't buy second rate left backs.
Good player, but if you're looking for a solid defence Clichy isn't the right choice. All Gooners know Clichy hasn't been the same since the 2007/08 season, and even then he made quite a few mistakes. These days it's less of the quality attacking play, fewer interceptions and A LOT of errors. So honestly, cheers.
Good riddance. One of the most frustrating players I have ever seen in my many years watching Arsenal. His only assett is speed. Can't score to save his life and spends more time running away from defenders, when he should just stand his ground. Arsenal shipped a lot of goals from the left because of him. I wonder when City will learn to stop signing our players? they haven't learnt from the last 2. Hey, we've got an amazing right back from Ivory Coast who can also play on the wing? 30 million?
It's alright Arsenal lads, we have a proper manager who'll be able to get the best out of him (and more). Nice1
whats that saying ''a change is as good as a rest'' Maybe just Maybe, Clichy was becoming stale at The Arse, and needs a change, just to A, win trophies, B, feel wanted, C, sick of Wenger and the Abuse the Arse fans dish out every time they either Lose or Draw, and implode each and every April.....AND Mancini may just bring the BEST out of him......
Mancini wll get the best out of him. You have signed a decent left back who will give nothing less than 100% week in week out.
We accept your "good riddance" congratulations because as mentioned Mancini gets the best out of defenders. Richards was a walking disaster before Mancini got his hands on him, how he is England's best right-back despite the puzzling preference for G. Johnson over him.
Love it, soon as we sign any players, they automatically are deemed as bobbins, now it's Clichy, previously Tevez, Silva, Yaya etc and we all know how poor those three are after all...
Opps, typo. I put a 1 in front of the 9 by mistake.
Nice one T your style.
Thought you were writing this article for the Daily Mail Tudor ie. £19m ???
Glad hes staying in the Prem, it's always good to see his errors and getting turned inside out by wingers.

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