Yaya Toure Sets Sights On Manchester United

Yaya Toure believes this is the season that Manchester City announce themselves as the number one team in the Barclays Premier League. And Toure believes there is no better time to announce their intent than at this Sunday’s Community Shield match against reigning Premier League champions and arch-rivals Manchester United. City have long had to suffer in silence at being Manchester’s second team, after watching their neighbours claim success after…

August 2, 2011

Sergio Aguero Optimistic About Manchester City Move

Sergio Aguero has said that he does not have any fears about adapting to life in England, following his £35 million move to Manchester City. Aguero, 23, joined City – seemingly as a replacement for compatriot Carlos Tevez – after Tevez expressed a desire to return home to be closer to his family. Aguero also revealed that another international team-mate, Pablo Zabaleta, convinced him that his future lay at Eastlands….

July 29, 2011

Sergio Aguero: Call Me The Che Guevara Of Modern Soccer

Sergio Aguero has promised to light up the Premier League as Manchester City prepare to formally announce his move from Atletico Madrid, calling himself “the Che Guevara of modern soccer”. Aguero, who turned 23 last month, was quick to distance himself from any comparisons to Argentina legend, and father-in-law, Diego Maradona – preferring to be seen as a footballing revolutionary himself. Aguero said: “No one will ever be exactly like…

July 28, 2011

Sergio Close To Completing Move To Manchester City

Sergio Agüero has said on Twitter that his £38m move from Atlético Madrid to Manchester City is close to completion. The 23-year-old Argentina international was at City’s Carrington training ground on Wednesday morning having cut short a holiday in his homeland to finalise contract negotiations and undergo a medical. “Just landed at Manchester to put the finishing touches to the deal with City,” Agüero wrote. “All going very well! I’ll…

July 27, 2011

Mario Balotelli Substituted For Not Taking Friendly Seriously

Mario Balotelli’s remarkable talent for finding new ways to embroil himself in controversy resurfaced on Manchester City’s pre-season trip to Los Angeles when the Italian was substituted in disgrace only 30 minutes into a friendly against LA Galaxy. Balotelli then became involved in a touchline row with his manager, Roberto Mancini, and angrily threw a water bottle on to the pitch after taking his seat among the substitutes. The striker…

July 25, 2011

Corinthians Pull Out Of Negotiations To Sign Carlos Tevez

Corinthians have confirmed they will be unable to sign Manchester City’s Carlos Tevez before the Brazilian transfer window closes. The Sao Paulo-based club have pulled out of negotiations to sign Argentina striker Tevez, with the clubs unable to finalise the deal before Brazil’s transfer deadline of Wednesday 20 July. Despite City manager Roberto Mancini claiming on Monday that a fee had been agreed for the 27-year-old, a formal statement attributed…

July 20, 2011