City in shock move for former United youngster?
- 19 April 2013 08:14
- Posted by @mccarthy_mcfc
Former Manchester United starlet Ravel Morrison could make his way back to Manchester this summer, according to this morning’s reports.
The Daily Mail carries the story on their back pages which suggests the West Ham midfielder has caught the eye of City boss Roberto Mancini.
“Morrison could be on the brink of an incredible return to the Premier League - with champions Manchester City,” claims John Cross.
“The former Manchester United whizkid, now on West Ham's books, has caught City’s eye with a string of highly-impressive performances during a season-long loan spell at Championship side Birmingham.
“That has prompted Premier League champions City to make discreet enquiries about the 20-year-old midfielder - who was once regarded as one of English football’s hottest prospects while at Old Trafford.
United manager Sir Alex Ferguson even claimed he was one of the best young players he has ever worked with, but Morrison left the Reds after failing to agree a new contract as he wanted regular football.
“City are lining up a £17m summer move for the Greek defender,” writes Adrian Kajumba.
“Starsport understands talks between City and the 21-year-old's club Schalke have already begun.
“And sources close to the German side claim the two clubs are on the verge of reaching an agreement.
“Papadopolous has been on City's radar for some time but Roberto Mancini feels the time has come for City to make their move as he prepares a spectacular squad overhaul.”
Finally for now, former City Striker Emmanuel Adebayor has turned up the heat ahead of the Blues’ clash with Spurs on Sunday.
“Adebayor has stoked the tension ahead of this weekend's clash with Manchester City by questioning the unity at his former club,” reports Sky Sports News.
“Adebayor had a tumultuous three-year spell at the Etihad Stadium, rowing with manager Roberto Mancini and fighting with defender Kolo Toure before leaving for Spurs two years ago.
“But he believes Mancini's high-profile spats involving Mario Balotelli and Carlos Tevez prove a fractious atmosphere remains - and urged his team-mates to take advantage.”