Blues set to land Falcao?
- 19 May 2013 09:31
- Posted by @dcayton_mcfc
The biggest transfer wrangle of the summer looks set to gather pace in the next few weeks – and the Sunday People believe City will be heavily involved.
Atletico Madrid’s Radamel Falcao has become Europe’s hottest property with the Colombian striker seemingly having his pick of some of the biggest clubs in the world.
Dave Kidd of the People suggests the Blues are stealing a march on their rivals by agreeing a deal for the player it seems everyone wants. He writes: “City have met the £54million buy-out clause in the Colombian’s Atletico contract – to snatch him away from incoming Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho.
“Falcao, has long been one of hottest properties in world football and his signing by City will be a boost for the profile of the Premier League.
The player is said to prefer City rather than go head-to-head with Fernando Torres, the favourite of owner Roman Abramovich, at Stamford Bridge
...Dave Kidd, The People...
"His fee will surpass the £50m Chelsea paid Liverpool for Torres in 2011.”
That’s the major transfer rumour of the day, but on the final day of the campaign, there is still time to focus on the game against Norwich at the Etihad with former defender Javier Garrido widely quoted.
The Spaniard with a penchant for stunning free-kicks says he is looking forward to returning to a club he only has fond memories of.
Kevin Shield in the Sun reports: “Left-back Garrido made 49 City appearances in a three-year stay before being sold to Lazio in 2010.
He has moved to Norwich on a two-year deal, following a successful season-long loan, for a fee of about £1million.
“Garrido, 28, said: ‘It’s going to be a great game for me to play in because I still have so many friends there.
‘I played alongside Micah Richards, Vincent Kompany, Pablo Zabaleta, Gareth Barry and David Silva — and I’ve stayed in touch with all of them.
‘Pablo sent me a text this week congratulating me on my new deal with Norwich. And I’ve known David since we played for Spain Under-15s together.
‘We spoke on the phone recently and he said to make sure we were safe before we came to Manchester City!’"