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Roberto Mancini is an uncompromising manager as numerous senior players across Europe have found out. He's seen something in ex rag and now free agent Owen Hargreaves...

It's dealine day and City's summer of business deals, though mired in protracted financial brinksmanship is close to being accepted as highly successful if clubs are found for remaining senior fringe players, but Mancio has earmarked one extra piece of incoming business in a box labelled 'big surprise.'

Erstwhile European Cup winner and England regular, the beleaguered Hargreaves has long shared the title 'The English Patient' with rag legend Michael Owen. Hargreaves was sent up the road by Taggart following breaking down during a failed comeback during a routine injury time scrape through win last winter at the swamp and found himself recently on West Bromwich Albion, Aston Villa, Leicester and Spurs' radars.

But the cunning Mancio has earmarked 30 year old Hargreaves' experience which once saw him a star performer for both Bayern Munich and England as being of strong potential as City head deeper into a long season across four campaigns. The Champions League could be foremost in his mind where Hargreaves is concerned.

Numerous England players have reacted with surprise at the news that Hargreaves is undergoing extensive medical tests. Wayne Rugney's response bordered on the negative but City players Joe Hart and Joleon Lescott were extremely positive and that's the kind of upbeat vibe that now typifies life around SportCity.

Hargreaves can only benefit from that atmosphere, let alone The Blues' state of the art medical and gym facilities that have been severely tested by Real Betis striker Roque Santa Cruz over the last two seasons...

In Mancini we trust...

VMC will bring you news of any further deadline day transfers as soon as we get it...


OUT's:

Jerome Boateng(12,360,000)
Javier Garrido (free)
Shay Given(3,500,000)
David Gonzalez (loan)
Jo (undisc)
Scott Kay (free)
Shaleum Logan (free)
Ben Mee (loan)
James Poole (free)
Kieran Trippier (loan)
Andrew Tutte (free)
Javan Vidal (free)
Patrick Vieira (retired)
James Wood (free)
Michael Johnson (loan)
Abdi Ibrahim (loan)
Donal McDermott (released)
Tom Skogsrud (released)
Kim Skogsrud (released)
Felipe Caicedo (800,000)
Vladimir Weiss (loan)
Emmanuel Adebayor (loan)
Roque Santa Cruz (loan)

IN's:

Gael Clichy (7,000,000)
Stefan Savic (4,000,000)
Sergio Aguero (36,000,000)
Karim Rekik 600,000
Denis Suarez 800,000
Angus Gunn (undisc.)
Costel Pantilimon (300,000 rising to 2,700,000)
Samir Nasri (23,000,000)


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Writer: Johnny Baguette VMC Newsdesk Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday August 31 2011

Time: 8:10AM

Your Comments

Schrewd bit a business by the bitters, a player that hasnt played for 2 years, way past his prime, and one that offered to play for free at United, but deemed not good enough.. Well done to Hargreaves, getting paid *****loads for being able to do f.. all at Wastlands.. Did you guys sign the medical staff from Arsenal as well, LMAO...
nordkap
Schrewd bit a business by the bitters, a player that hasnt played for 2 years, way past his prime, and one that offered to play for free at United, but deemed not good enough.. Well done to Hargreaves, getting paid *****loads for being able to do f.. all at Wastlands.. Did you guys sign the medical staff from Arsenal as well, LMAO...
nordkap
How much are City paying him Nordkap? Get your head out of your arse you retard.
Bluedub
How much are City paying him Nordkap? Get your head out of your arse you retard.
Bluedub
Retard is a bit too kind - bitter and twisted retard is somewhat more apt. No doubt Nerdkrap is one of the thousands of manure fans who are blogging away about how Hargreaves is a money-grabbing mercenary, how they hope he breaks his legs, etc. etc. Pure class Nerdy, keep it up!
fifthcolumnblue
Retard is a bit too kind - bitter and twisted retard is somewhat more apt. No doubt Nerdkrap is one of the thousands of manure fans who are blogging away about how Hargreaves is a money-grabbing mercenary, how they hope he breaks his legs, etc. etc. Pure class Nerdy, keep it up!
fifthcolumnblue
Name calling, how mature.. No I dont hope he break anything, Hargreaves used to be, used to, a very talented midfielder, but that was long ago, he has spent 2 years on the sidelines, and is almost 31 years old, how in the world is this a good bit of business.. Why on earth you would sign him, I dont know, he will offer nothing, United let him go, when he offered to play for free.. But hey as you have put it yourself, you have nothing to loose, except wages, oh but I forgot, you dont care about expenses.. Keep up it chaps, I love the namecalling, it is so brutal.
nordkap
Name calling, how mature.. No I dont hope he break anything, Hargreaves used to be, used to, a very talented midfielder, but that was long ago, he has spent 2 years on the sidelines, and is almost 31 years old, how in the world is this a good bit of business.. Why on earth you would sign him, I dont know, he will offer nothing, United let him go, when he offered to play for free.. But hey as you have put it yourself, you have nothing to loose, except wages, oh but I forgot, you dont care about expenses.. Keep up it chaps, I love the namecalling, it is so brutal.
nordkap
I'm calling you a retard because you don't know nor does anyone what Hargreaves will be paid yet you come out with retarded comments like your initial comment. Get it?
Bluedub
I'm calling you a retard because you don't know nor does anyone what Hargreaves will be paid yet you come out with retarded comments like your initial comment. Get it?
Bluedub
Yes how likely do you think it is that any footballer will sign for City without a hefty paypackage, maybe a reality check is in order. If he manages to stay remotely fit, he will never get any time on the pitch, so why would he join a club now renowned for paying the highest wages in football, and not getting paid. Get real bluedub. Are you also one of the City fans that think players like Silva, Dzeko, Tevez and Balotelli came because of your great history..
nordkap
Yes how likely do you think it is that any footballer will sign for City without a hefty paypackage, maybe a reality check is in order. If he manages to stay remotely fit, he will never get any time on the pitch, so why would he join a club now renowned for paying the highest wages in football, and not getting paid. Get real bluedub. Are you also one of the City fans that think players like Silva, Dzeko, Tevez and Balotelli came because of your great history..
nordkap
Who said he wasn't getting paid? Don't be silly now. I know the money helped in securing them signatures. Are you one of them rags that think top players would still want to play for U*d if they weren't challenging for trophies just because they have "history"?
Bluedub
Who said he wasn't getting paid? Don't be silly now. I know the money helped in securing them signatures. Are you one of them rags that think top players would still want to play for U*d if they weren't challenging for trophies just because they have "history"?
Bluedub
"why would he join a club now renowned for paying the highest wages in football?" Nerdrap we're calling you a retard because it's clear you are mentally deficient. According to Deloitte City's wage bill is 133m, U****d's is 132m. So we're renowned for paying high wages, but your club is a modle of thrift. Stop spouting your bitter bilge and come out with something interesting, intelligent or even vaguely amusing and we'll listen to you. Until that time my opinion of you stays the same.
fifthcolumnblue
"why would he join a club now renowned for paying the highest wages in football?" Nerdrap we're calling you a retard because it's clear you are mentally deficient. According to Deloitte City's wage bill is 133m, U****d's is 132m. So we're renowned for paying high wages, but your club is a modle of thrift. Stop spouting your bitter bilge and come out with something interesting, intelligent or even vaguely amusing and we'll listen to you. Until that time my opinion of you stays the same.
fifthcolumnblue
Well well Filth, it seems I got you attention after all didnt it.. I dont even want to into finances with you, as you have, on numerous occasions demonstrated, is not your strong point. However I do admire you for vast vocabulary of swearwords. Do you think swearing and calling me names makes your point more valid.
nordkap
Well well Filth, it seems I got you attention after all didnt it.. I dont even want to into finances with you, as you have, on numerous occasions demonstrated, is not your strong point. However I do admire you for vast vocabulary of swearwords. Do you think swearing and calling me names makes your point more valid.
nordkap
Are you not going to answer my question Nordkap?
Bluedub
Are you not going to answer my question Nordkap?
Bluedub
You are hilarious Nerdkrap - you won't argue with me over anything, as time and time again I have exposed your arguments as entirely specious and without any basis in reality whatsoever. (Specious isn't a swearword BTW, and for the record neither is bilge, although I don't speak Norwegian, so in your language it could well be). You spout nothing but crap, so yes you have my attention, in much the same manner a fly buzzing around my head would get my attention. Now go away and do some reading before you make assertions that are fundamentally wrong.
fifthcolumnblue
You are hilarious Nerdkrap - you won't argue with me over anything, as time and time again I have exposed your arguments as entirely specious and without any basis in reality whatsoever. (Specious isn't a swearword BTW, and for the record neither is bilge, although I don't speak Norwegian, so in your language it could well be). You spout nothing but crap, so yes you have my attention, in much the same manner a fly buzzing around my head would get my attention. Now go away and do some reading before you make assertions that are fundamentally wrong.
fifthcolumnblue
Spoken like a true cyberwarrior.
nordkap
Spoken like a true cyberwarrior.
nordkap
LMFAO!
fifthcolumnblue
LMFAO!
fifthcolumnblue
Bluedub, Yes I do.
nordkap
Bluedub, Yes I do.
nordkap
Well then it's you that needs to get real Nordkap.
Bluedub
Well then it's you that needs to get real Nordkap.
Bluedub
Hargreaves will join on a pay-as-you-play deal. I wonder how nordkap, who can only spout basic media-influenced cliches like "mercenary", "no team spirit", "no history" will respond to that?
StuMCFC
Hargreaves will join on a pay-as-you-play deal. I wonder how nordkap, who can only spout basic media-influenced cliches like "mercenary", "no team spirit", "no history" will respond to that?
StuMCFC
I wonder if Nordtramp said the same when manure signed that little scouser called Owen - Your pathetic nordcrap and you show yourself up for the glory hunter that you are IF OH can stay fit then we will get alot more out of him than you lot got and you paid 20m for him muhahahah MUGS
markmcfc
I wonder if Nordtramp said the same when manure signed that little scouser called Owen - Your pathetic nordcrap and you show yourself up for the glory hunter that you are IF OH can stay fit then we will get alot more out of him than you lot got and you paid 20m for him muhahahah MUGS
markmcfc
He's now signed, it's on the OS. Good luck to the guy, and the reports coming out of City is that they were completely surprised by how fit Hargreaves actually is. Here's hoping he's the bargain of the window then!
fifthcolumnblue
He's now signed, it's on the OS. Good luck to the guy, and the reports coming out of City is that they were completely surprised by how fit Hargreaves actually is. Here's hoping he's the bargain of the window then!
fifthcolumnblue
 

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