UK time is: 14:27:15
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Pearce drops interest in target

Stuart Pearce has decided not to progress any deal with Colombian international midfielder Jairo Patino who had been previously released by Argentinian club, River Plate and who could be signed immediately even though the transfer window is closed until January.

The decision was made before news of Ousmane Dabo's knee injury was reported, but it is unlikely that Pearce will have a change of heart.

Patino had been training with City for the past fortnight, but it is though that any potential deal fell through because of Patino's agents' demands.

Personally, I'm glad about this as I think buying average, largely unknown foreign players is not the best thing for the club and does little for team unity and morale.

This could and should be another opportunity for one of the Academy players to get a chance.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The journalist

Writer:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday October 3 2006

Time: 2:53PM

Your Comments

One only has to look at the Hammers to realise that South American players don't always find their feet in the Premiership.
alphieblues
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Manchester City Articles

Team News: City v Crystal Palace (Friday December 19 2014)

Pellegrini Confident Milner Will Stay (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)

Aguero's Chelsea Hope (Thursday December 18 2014)

Get Nasri Up Top (Thursday December 18 2014)

Milner Talks Stall? (Wednesday December 17 2014)

Archived Manchester City Articles

List All VMC Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 16 12 3 1 +23 39
2. Man City 16 11 3 2 +19 36
3. Man Utd 16 9 4 3 +12 31
4. West Ham 16 8 4 4 +8 28
5. Southampton 16 8 2 6 +12 26
6. Arsenal 16 7 5 4 +9 26
7. Spurs 16 7 3 6 -2 24

Breaking League News

West Ham v Leicester - Team News
West Ham : 20/12/2014 14:17:00
West Ham v Leicester: Team Line-Ups
Leicester City : 20/12/2014 14:14:00
Tottenham v Burnley: Team Line-Ups
Spurs : 20/12/2014 14:12:00
Eto'o and Barry in for Southampton trip
Everton : 20/12/2014 14:11:00
Aston Villa v United - Team Sheets
Man Utd : 20/12/2014 14:11:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man City v Crystal Palace
Suggested By:  Site Staff
City win 76%
Draw 8%
Crystal Palace win 16%