Sinclair and Richards boost?
- 19 June 2013 10:26
- Posted by @dclayton_mcfc
If Scott Sinclair needed a boost after a largely frustrating first 12 months in sky blue, a quick glance at this morning’s Sun may just do the trick.
The City forward, still recovering from a blood clot in his shoulder, may about to begin a new chapter in his career under new boss Manuel Pellegrini - according to The Sun's Phil Thomas.
“The Chilean officially arrives at the Etihad next week and has pencilled in crunch talks with a clutch of players.
“Yet Pellegrini is also determined to get the best out of fringe players such as Sinclair, who has never been given regular action since Roberto Mancini paid £6million to lure him from Swansea a year ago.”
Another story of note is the Daily Telegraph’s report that Micah Richards could be set to open talks on a new City deal.
The popular 24-year-old – the Blues’ longest serving current player – like Sinclair, endured a painful 2012/13 campaign, though Micah’s was due to injury.
Extending his stay at the Etihad would be a popular move among City fans and Mark Ogden believes there’s every chance that might happen
He writes: “Micah Richards will open talks with Manchester City this week over a new four-year contract at the Etihad Stadium.
“With City recently securing the services of Sergio Aguero, Gael Clichy and Yaya Toure to extended contracts, Richards has been designated as the next player to be rewarded with a new deal, with Argentine full-back Pablo Zabaleta also expected to re-negotiate his current terms this summer.
“Richards is currently halfway through the contract he signed under former manager Roberto Mancini in the summer of 2011, but having overcome a lengthy battle against injury last season, City director of football Txiki Begiristain has sanctioned a new long-term deal for the defender which will tie him to the club until the end of the 2016-17 campaign.”
There’s precious little else out there today. More gossip, speculation and rumours tomorrow…