Mancini’s dream line up REVEALED… kind of
Might it look a little something like THIS?
Over the weekend, there was much speculation - mostly coming from the throbbing football brains at The Times - about which names might appear on the Mancini wish list for the January transfer window, the combined cost of which would be absolutely astronomical.
But, should all of Mancini’s wildest dreams somehow come true, Man City can look forward to seeing the Juventus centre back/left back Giorgio Chiellini putting serious strain on the Lescott/Bridge axis of defensive unsophistication, with Inter’s Brazilian right back Maicon on the other side essentially putting paid to any hopes that Micah Richards might have had about coming good again.
Matthew Upson’s name is also in the mix.
In the midfield, there is talk of scuppering Mascherano‘s move to Barcelona, and taking Yaya Toure from the Nou Camp while they’re at it. Whilst any potential Robinho/Bellamy-shaped holes should be easy enough to fill, should the rumours be true about Franck Ribery and Benfica’s Angel Di Maria. Both are marked men.
And so to the front, where Adebayor, Tevez and Santa Cruz have been slugging it out. The biggest whisper on the street is that City could yet be moved to spend around £80 million to tempt Fernando Torres to cross over from Liverpool, whilst there are also busy nattering voices suggesting that Thierry Henry and Sergio Aguero would provide the extra glitz and firepower that the men in robes so desire.
Hence, might this be the Man City line up for the new decade?
Given, Maicon, K Toure, Upson, Chiellini, Ribery, Mascherano, Y Toure, Di Maria, Aguero, Torres
It would be quite a team.