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RVP transfer Odyssey continues

  • 11 July 2012 08:18
  • Posted by Mark Booth

Another slow City news day across the media today, with that trusty name of Robin van Persie dominating headlines oncemore...

It wouldn’t be an episode of What the Media says without some transfer gossip and, despite Noel Gallagher telling Talk Sport that City don’t need him, rumours linking Robin van Persie with a move to the Etihad Stadium just won’t go away.

Vincent Kompany and Noel Gallagher


Today’s revelation is courtesy of the Daily Mail with football reporter Sami Mokbel writing:


“Arsene Wenger has told Arsenal officials he wants a quick resolution to the Robin van Persie saga - even if it means he has to sell his talismanic striker.


“The Arsenal manager is keen to hold face-to-face talks with Van Persie in the next few days to try to persuade him to sign a new contract,” reckons Mokbel.

But what does that have to do with City?

"Arsenal are expecting contact from both Manchester clubs and Juventus over their interest in Van Persie before the end of the week."

"They want more than £30m for the Holland star but Van Persie's age and the fact he has only a year left on his contract mean they are likely to receive nearer £20m."

One thing is for sure, this looks like a transfer saga that will run and run... remember that the Manchester City website is the only place to get confirmed transfer news as and when it happens.


Finally, any self-respecting City fan has watched every angle of Sergio Aguero’s last gasp title-winning goal a million times but there’s still one perspective you might have missed.



This column would never pretend to understand things like “BigData and Petascale Analytics” but we did enjoy IBM’s vizualisation of Twitter emotions from the final day of the season.


Using the IBM Netezza 1000 database and data aggregation, authors Przemyslaw Biecek and Krzysztof Kryniecki put together this brilliant graph to depict how the action influenced social media.


Just don’t ask us how they did it…

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