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Shakhtar star in City switch?

  • 21 March 2013 08:48
  • Posted by @mccarthy_mcfc

Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has become the latest player linked with a move to the Etihad Stadium this summer.

It comes after the 24-year-old attacking midfielder revealed his desire to move to one of the ‘strongest clubs in the world.’

“The Armenian has an impressive record of 32 goals in 63 appearances at his current club, and has won admirers throughout Europe with solid performances in the Champions League,” reports John Stammers of goal.com.

“And he has now indicated he is ready to take the next step in his career, with a number of top teams interested in a move, suggesting he will force a transfer should his employers not want to sell.”

Elsewhere, the media’s obsession with City players supposedly leaving the club shows no sign of waning with Sergio Aguero the latest on the ‘wanted elsewhere’ list.

It’s been a few days since this one has raised its head but according to The Daily Star, the Argentine has emerged as one of Real Madrid’s top summer transfer targets.

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“Madrid have made Aguero their No.1 target and will test the Blues’ resolve with a £45m bid at the end of the season,” reports Jeremy Cross.

“Real tried to sign Aguero 18 months ago but lost out to Roberto Mancini’s men when Atletico Madrid refused to sell their prize asset to their neighbours.

“But the 24-year-old has remained high on Real’s wanted list, and president Florentino Perez, who is hoping to be re-elected later this year, reckons landing Aguero would boost his chances.”

Finally, City and England number one Joe Hart says he welcomes the increased competition for a starting spot that Ben Foster has brought to the national squad.

“West Brom keeper Foster was named in the the squad for forthcoming World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Montenegro after a two-and-a-half-year absence from international football,” reports Sky Sports News.

“But while Hart insists rivalries can only benefit Roy Hodgson's group, he remains determined to keep hold of the No.1 jersey.”

 

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