Mark Hughes’ decision to pay £14m for Craig Bellamy isn’t looking so inspired
Welsh striker suffers his 13th knee injury in six-and-a-half years
Mark Hughes has endured another blow in his difficult first season as Manchester City manager, with the news that Craig Bellamy is unlikely to play again in 2008/09.
The Welsh manager, who 55% of Spoiler readers believe should be replaced in the summer, spent £14 million on the 29-year-old striker, who started just 20 league games in 18 months at former club West Ham because of injuries.
Bellamy has scored twice in eight league games since signing but there has been no real upturn in City’s results. This all too predictable injury leaves Hughes open to further attack from the disgruntled section of Citizens fans who have already jeered him for subbing Elano against both Hamburg and West Brom.
Was Hughes wrong to spend as much as he did on Bellamy or will the Welsh forward come good next season before inevitably getting bored and moving to his seventh club since 2005?
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