Signing of the summer, says Redknapp
- 07 June 2013 07:47
- Posted by @dclayton_mcfc
The Press coverage of City’s new signing Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho livens up an otherwise quiet Friday morning.
Among the reports on the former Shakhtar star is an opinion piece by former player-turned-pundit Jamie Redknapp who believes Fernandinho will be a huge hit in England.
Writing in his Daily Mail column, Redknapp says: “Fernandinho is a sensational capture for Manchester City. He could be the best midfielder in the Barclays Premier League next season
Chelsea have made their own statement with the appointment of their manager, Jose Mourinho, but Manchester City are making all the noise off the field with their signings
“Fernandinho can become a monster. His stand-out Champions League performances for Shakhtar Donetsk suggest he will be a weapon in the Premier League once he comes to terms with the increased fitness demands.”
All very encouraging.
But as one South American arrives, could another follow Kolo Toure down the East Lancs Road to Anfield.
The Daily Mirror’s affable writer Darren Lewis believes the Merseysiders are already planning for life without their controversial talisman Luis Suarez by poaching Blues’ favourite Carlos Tevez.
“The Anfield giants, who tried to sign Tevez when Kenny Dalglish was manager, have the Manchester City marksman on a list of possibles compiled in case Suarez pushes ahead with his bid to leave.
With just a year left on his contract at Eastlands, Tevez could be available to the Reds this summer for as little as £8million
“The biggest stumbling block would be the 29-year-old's huge wages, said to be around £200,000-a-week.
“But the acquisition of Tevez, who scored 17 goals in all competitions last season, would go some way to offsetting the loss of losing £40m-rated Suarez.”
As ever, we’ll bring you news of any officially completed business on mcfc.co.uk first.