Manchester City might make a move for Nolito in the summer

There is news that Manchester City might be making a move for Nolito in the summer.

It is believed that the England club is preparing a bid of £13.8million for the Celta Vigo player. The striker has been a revelation last season in La Liga where he has managed to score 12 goals. His good form has caused him to be selected in the Spain national team for the Euros.

If Nolito sign for Manchester City it will Pep Guardiola’s second signing for the Manchester club after they announced the signing of IlkayGundogan earlier this month. Guardiola is keen to build a team that will allow him not only to compete for the Premier League title but also win the Champions League trophy. Indeed, this is the objective of the Manchester City owners, and they have stated that they will provide Guardiola with the necessary resources to build the team.

It was reported that Barcelona are also interested in the Celta Vigo player but at the moment it appears that Manchester City might be winning the race to sign the player. It is believed that Manchester City has already triggered the buy-out clause and that they have been given permission to speak to the player.
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Manchester City did not attack Real Madrid enough according to Chris Waddle

Former England player Chris Waddle said that Manchester City respected Real Madrid too much and did not put them under pressure in the second leg of the game.

City was beaten 1-0 in Spain after conceding a goalless draw in the first leg.

Waddle said that Manchester City lacked creativity and attacking intent in Spain and that they could have done much better. He stated that they did not play with any tempo in their game and that it was too easy for Real Madrid. However, he believes that they do not have to be discouraged with the defeat as they are signs that they are progressing.

He added that it is not a humiliation to be beaten by Real Madrid, but it is just the fact that they could have done better. For him, Manchester City was a bit afraid of Real Madrid and forgot how to play their own football. For him, they had nothing to lose in Spain, and they should have attacked from the start of the game. He said that Manchester City had plenty of attacking options in the team, but they were not on display in the game against Madrid. Continue reading Manchester City did not attack Real Madrid enough according to Chris Waddle


Former Manchester United boss, Sir Alex Ferguson has risen in support of former Barcelona coach, Pep Guardiola. He says the current head coach of Bayern munich FC will be a success though he won’t have it easy.

The widely celebrated coach won 14 major titles while at the helm in Spain. The titles were in 4 seasons at camp Nou. The talented coach will take over at Manchester city at the end of the season. He is to replace Chilean, Manuel Pellegrini at the Etihad Stadium.

Ferguson says the swoop of Guardiola by city is a coup. He hailed the work ethic and pattern of play of Guardiola.

Speaking to Sky Sports, he admitted that the spainiard wouldn’t have it easy in the English Premier League. Ferguson said: “Without question Pep has got a fantastic work ethic about him, he demands that from all of his training sessions. Anyone who thinks they’re not going to work hard at City won’t last long. He [Guardiola] has got great coaching ability; there is no doubt about that.”

He added that he doesn’t think Guardiola could replicate his impressive titles’ run on England. “Man City has made a real coup in getting him but Pep won’t find it easy, English football is not easy.Every foreign coach that has come to England will tell you that. Arsene Wenger was talking about that a few months after coming and even Jose Mourinho was,” Sir Alex said.

He opines that the standard set for the coach might be too high. “Pep will be a success but I don’t think he’ll ever replicate what he did at Barcelona because that was a high standard – they were the best.” Continue reading FERGUSON SAYS GUARDIOLA WILL SUCCEED AT MANCHESTER CITY

Manuel Pellegrini outlines the importance of Sergio Aguero

It’s hard to deny that Sergio Aguero is one of the best players from the entire Premier League as the Argentine attacker is consistently scoring goals for whichever club that he joins, even before he had completed his move to Manchester City, when he was performing for the Spanish outfit Athletic Madrid, Aguero at that point in time was arguably one of the best forwards in the world.

Aguero is one of the top goal-scorers in the Premier League after having scored 10 goals in 15 league appearances and this is an incredible feat taking into consideration that the Argentine forward has been out of action for a significantly long period of time. The 27 year old forward had to be sidelined for over 2 months due to different injuries but he has still managed to find a place in the list of top goal-scorers of the top tier English League.

Manuel Pellegrini is hoping that Sergio Aguero will not suffer another injury in this season as his absence is huge and Pellegrini simply can’t afford to lose a player of his caliber and he doesn’t really have anyone else who can really replace him. Continue reading Manuel Pellegrini outlines the importance of Sergio Aguero

Manchester City will be focusing on homegrown talent

Manchester City is currently going through a pre-season tour in the United States as they have already played against Toronto FC and came out on top with a lonely goal from the 20 year old English midfielder George Evans.

Manuel Pellegrini is using this pre-season tour as a chance for the younger players to step up and show their worth in the pitch.

SekoFofana, Jose Angel Pozo, Bersant Celina and George Evans are some of the youth performers that Manuel Pellegrini placed into the pitch during Manchester City’s friendly match against Toronto FC.

However, even with the amount of players that Pellegrini has promoted from the youth academy into the main team, Joe Hart believes that Manchester City will still be active in the transfer market of the upcoming transfer window and one of the priorities will be in signing young British players. Continue reading Manchester City will be focusing on homegrown talent

Louis Van Gaal sees MC in top four Place

Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal says that he sees arch rivals Manchester City being involved in the same top four race as his club are at the moment.

The prospects of United winning the title appeared to vanish a long time ago, but they have managed to close the gap to table leaders Chelsea in recent weeks. More importantly, they are very close to overtaking rivals Manchester City. United enjoyed a 3-0 win over Tottenham this weekend while City suffered yet another shock defeat in the league after losing 1-0 to relegation threatened Burnley.

This was a second league defeat for City in the last three matches, while there could be more waiting in the pipeline if they produce a similar poor performance against Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday. These defeats have reduced their significant advantage in the table. A two-point deficit with more than eight matches remaining has given United a lot of confidence that they can even sneak into the second place, which seemed improbable a few months ago. Van Gaal recently termed the top four race as a rat race and he now says that City are also involved in it even if they do not like it. Continue reading Louis Van Gaal sees MC in top four Place

Jose Mourinho questions FFP of MC

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has questioned the FFP commitment of Manchester City after they brought in Wilfried Bony for close to £ 30 million from Swansea. City were found guilty of breaching the FFP regulations in the first period of monitoring.

Clubs were allowed to make only around £ 45 million in losses even with the backing from rich benefactors. City breached this limit for the first period of monitoring. They were given several sanctions and a hefty penalty fee for failing to comply with the regulations. The second period of FFP will see clubs allowed only around £ 30 million of losses over three years. Continue reading Jose Mourinho questions FFP of MC

Manuel Pellegrini position Risked at MC

Manuel Pellegrini’s managerial job at Manchester City is rumored to be at risk after the Chilean coach lost against CSKA Moscow in their latest Champions League encounter and now the chances of Manchester city advancing to the next stages of the European tournament are extremely slim.

Manchester City are the current champions of the Premier League and if Pellegrini can somehow manage to retain the English League title then it will still be a fairly good season but things are also looking to be difficult in the Premier League as Chelsea and Southampton are ahead of Manchester City and the recent defeats against West Ham United and Newcastle United has put Manuel Pellegrini under heavy pressure.

If Manuel Pellegrini is not able on protecting the Premier League title of Manchester City or if more disappointing results continue emerging then Pellegrini is already being rumored to be sacked and replaced by Athletic Madrid’s Diego Simeone.

Diego Simeone is an experienced manager that was able to win the Spanish League title in the previous season as he snatched the silverware from under the hands of Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Bayern Munich’s Pep Guardiola is another manager that is being rumored to turn into the next coach of Manchester City if Pellegrini is not able to win a major piece of silverware in this season, however, Pep Guardiola is the highest paid manager in the world of football as he earns £12.5m which means that the head authorities of Manchester City will have to go deep in their pockets in order to even lure the attention of Guardiola away from his current club, Bayern Munich.

All of these are nothing but rumors and none of these could happen as long as Manuel Pellegrini is able to make a genuine title defending season but it hasn’t been happening as Chelsea has a healthy lead over the team of Manuel Pellegrini and Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea aren’t showing any signs of stopping or slowing down.