The Sun: City target Isco
- 31 December 2015 07:25
- Posted by @Handler_mcfc
There's less than a day left of 2015... which means the January transfer window must be just around the corner.
Will 2016 bring City and our fans everything we wish for? It's crystal ball time...
Charlie Wyett in The Sun writes: "The transfer window opens on Saturday and will herald a month of mega-money moves.
"And both Manchester clubs are desperate to bolster their squads, with City already preparing a £32million bid for Real Madrid whiz Isco, 23.
"The Spain star, who worked under Manuel Pellegrini at Malaga, is unhappy with his bit-part role at the Bernabeu."
Sticking with the La Liga theme, and star City striker Sergio Aguero has been widely quoted on the future of Barca great Lionel Messi.
In comments appearing on Goal.com he said: "If Messi wants to come here, let him come.
"Hopefully he can be here at City obviously but, of course, it's always the player's decision. I think he's very comfortable and very calm in Barcelona.
"It's very difficult for Leo to leave Barcelona because he's played there since he was young. It's not easy for him to think about another team. So no...hopefully he can be here at City obviously, but of course it’s always the player’s decision and I think he’s very comfortable and very calm in Barcelona."
Back to the UK and City defender Nicolas Otamendi has backed injured skipper Vincent Kompany after the Belgian's latest calf problem.
Otamendi told the Daily Star: "It's always sad news when a team-mate gets injured especially this year with Vinny picking up several injuries.
"It's a pity because he is a really important player for us and plays a key role.
"But we have other options, other players who can play in this position.
"He is a big big loss. Vinny gives us all his experience, but we have other players who can do the job as well."
"Recently myself and Eliaquim Mangala have played together and we always focus on that clean sheet.
"When we keep that clean sheet, it's up to the players up front to then do the business."
Over to you then, Kevin De Bruyne, who has been named by France Football magazine in the team of 2015 - the only Premier League representative.
The Belgian is recognised for his efforts for Wolfsburg as well as the 10 goals he has scored for City so far this season.
Let's hope for many more in 2016 - happy new year everyone!