Patrick Vieira confirms Manchester City move will boost his World Cup chances

Ollie Irish

7th, January 2010



Straight from the horse’s mouth, this is what Vieira told Eurosport today:

“I set myself an objective, I want to go to the World Cup.

“The important thing for me is to go to Manchester City and to show the coach [Roberto Mancini] I’m the same player than when he was in charge of Inter.

“After a year in Turin and three-and-a-half years in Milan, it’s over. To go to the World Cup I need playing time and I can’t reach my objective with Inter where I’m not a first-choice player.”

So it’s happening folks – Vieira is coming back to the Prem, this time to play for the cash-rich Sky Blues.

Do you think he’ll be a hit the second time around, or is he past it? Vieira is younger than David Beckham, after all, and Becks is still doing a decent job at a high level.

All I know is, Arsene Wenger didn’t fancy a second bite at Vieira – and Wenger’s judgment is usually spot-on.

UPDATE: Vieira is now having a medical at City.

Posted in Man City, Transfers & Rumours, World Cup

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  1. syndex says:

    Man City are buying names not players at the moment when man city face villa or any other of the premier league teams more than moderately paced clubs he will be shredded and even more shown up in a (excluding SWP) basically paceless city team.

  2. Chringle says:

    What about Petrov, Bellamy and Robinho? All pretty quick off the line.

  3. Squelch says:

    The league is totally different from when Vieira last played and he was rubbish in his last season with Arsenal. I see six months at City, the majority of time spent sidelined with an ‘injury’, before crossing the channel for one last hurrah at PSG, and then retirement.

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