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Hamann backs Blues...

  • 06 August 2013 08:06
  • Posted by @mccarthy_mcfc

Former City midfielder Dietmar Hamann has backed City to win back the Premier League title this season.

According to an exclusive report from talkSPORT, the former German international believes the Blues have what it takes to be crowned champions of England once again.

“Fernandinho, Jesus Navas, Alvaro Negredo and Stevan Jovetic have all arrived at the Etihad Stadium for a combined cost of over £90million,” writes Alex Varney.

“Hamann expects all four to make an 'immediate impact' and claims Pellegrini has all the tools to turn City into a formidable force.”


Hamann said: “For me, they had the best squad last season. How they never made a fight for the Premier League or Champions League was a travesty.

“They have addressed the problems they had last season, when they didn’t score enough goals. In Navas, Negredo, Jovetic and Fernandino they have bought four top players.

“I think they could run away with the league this season. City were at least as well-equipped as Man United last season and they have brought in four top players for £90million. I think they will make an immediate impact."

Elsewhere, according to the Manchester Evening News, Alvaro Negredo has promised City fans they are in for an entertaining campaign.

“City new boy Alvaro Negredo says Blues fans should get ready for a white-knuckle season of high-risk football,” reports Stuart Brennan.


“The striker, along with his former Sevilla teammate Jesus Navas, and new manager Manuel Pellegrini, will give the club a strong Spanish flavour in the coming campaign.

“Negredo believes that the supporters will love Pellegrini’s brand of attacking football – and is hoping he can be a beneficiary by knocking in a few goals in his debut Premier League season.

“The 27-year-old Spain international says that the chance of linking up with Pellegrini, renowned in La Liga for his enterprising approach, was a key factor in his decision to join City this summer.”

Finally, the Birmingham Mail believes West Brom are hoping to sign City’s Scott Sinclair, as soon this week.


“I understand a proposal for the Baggies to take the 24-year-old on a season-long spell from Manchester City has been given the thumbs up by the Etihad Stadium club,” claims Chris Lepkowski.

“The remaining issue will be to sort out personal terms, which shouldn’t pose any major issues.

“If all goes to plan, the deal could be signed off by the end of the week.

“Sinclair, should he join, would fill the void created by the departure of Jerome Thomas.”

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