Roman to Barca
- Thu 28 Jun 2012, 8:07AM
- Posted by Chris Eccles
In a break from the normal incoming transfer rumours, today's What The Media Says looks at two City starlets leaving the Etihad.
ESPN Sports report than Joan Angel Roman has signed for Barcelona on a three year deal. The 19-year-old joined City from Espanyol three years ago but first team opportunities have been limited and he taken the opportunity to return to his native Catalonia.
Roman believes his time at City has not been wasted saying,
"Being in England for three years has helped me to mature a lot and to become physically stronger"
When I heard Barca were interested in me, that was my priority. I can assure you that I'll work hard and give everything I can out on the pitch.
...Joan Angel Roman...
Goal.com say that Omar Elabadallaoui has joined Feyenoord on a season-long loan deal following in the footsteps of former loanee John Guidetti.
Martin van Gee, technical director of last season's Eredivisie runners-up, said of the midfielder,
"He’ll play on a higher level than he’s doing now. We want him to reach a higher level and stay on that, just like John Guidetti did here.”
The Daily Mail says that City are looking to keep David Silva at the club with a new contract. Euro 2012 finalist Silva has two years left on his current contract and both club and player are keen to extend this.
The Mail also reports that Manchester City have been told by Napoli that Uruguyan star Edison Cavani is not for sale at any price.