Rodri on his qualities

Rodri when describing his attributes: "Taking the ball and with one or two touches making the pass friendly for my team-mates. One other thing I think this team needs is someone to apply pressure, to steal balls, who knows where the ball is going to bounce..." Rodri: "...because we have lots of great offensive players,... Continue Reading →

City face competition for Thiago

Augustin Jimenez (Thiago Almada's agent) is back in Argentina with a new offer from Manchester City. After having a €12m bid rejected, City are now offering closer to €16m. The meeting between Jimenez and Velez should happen in the next few days. [via @cmjornal] Despite some news saying Boca Juniors have entered the race for Thiago... Continue Reading →

Rodri on his welcome to City

Rodri on his welcome to City: "I arrived to a small family. The people are very nice, they introduced me to the team and took interest in my needs.For a young player, that’s very important. I have a great relationship with all of them..." Rodri: "I have spoken with Pep, but not about expectations. Only... Continue Reading →

Richards on leaving City

Taylor Richards on leaving Manchester City: "For me, I think it was an easy decision. I feel I’m at that stage now that I need to push on. I didn’t think playing 23s was helping me, I feel like I was stuck, but all credit to Manchester City teaching me." Taylor Richards: "It’s hard, but... Continue Reading →

Valencia give up on Otamendi pursuit

Valencia have decided not to sign Nicolas Otamendi for sporting and financial reasons. Valencia have three centre-back options and they will only look for a new one if one of the current players is sold. [via @superdeporte_es] Valencia are giving up on Nicolas Otamendi due to his salary. The Argentine earns €6m net per season... Continue Reading →

Chinese media critisize City

Chinese state media have branded Manchester City as “disrespectful” and “arrogant”. The government-owned Xinhua Agency has accused City of only going to China for the money. [via @MullockSMirror] The agency says Pep Guardiola and his squad failed to engage with local supporters as much as the other clubs. City view China as a commercial market... Continue Reading →

Zinchenko on Kompany leaving

Oleksandr Zinchenko burst into tears when Vincent Kompany announced he was quitting the club. [via @MullockSMirror] Oleksandr Zinchenko: "I was crying. Vincent is absolutely a life legend and I am so lucky to have played with him. Can he be a manager here one day? Yes, why not? He can be that because he is... Continue Reading →

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