Mathieu Flamini to join Manchester City on loan

Chris Wright

19th, January 2010


By Chris Wright


It’s always pleasing to finish a Sudoku

Manchester City are edging towards securing a loan deal for AC Milan midfielder Mathieu Flamini according to reports this morning. City boss Roberto Mancini is a big admirer of the Frenchman and is keen to bring him back to the Premier League.

The former Arsenal workhorse is out of favour at the San Siro and has been looking for first-team football elsewhere to win back his place in France’s World Cup squad. Tottenham had declared an interest in Flamini last week but it seems to be City who have made the first move for the 25 year old.

A potential deal breaker may be the fact that Mancini is keen to deploy Flamini in the right-back role he has been deputising in at Milan, which is partly the reason he is looking to leave the Rossoneri in the first place.

I can’t see much sense in City signing Flamini. They already have a well-stocked midfield and have decent enough options at full-back in Micah Richards and Pablo Zabaleta (especially as Flamini is by no means a natural). I’d love to see the Frenchman back in the Premier League but I fear he may again be wasted on the bench at Eastlands.

Posted in Man City, Serie A, Tottenham Hotspur, Transfers & Rumours

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  1. MC says:

    Looks like another addition to the ex-gunners’ retirement home.

  2. Chringle says:

    @MC: How many is that now? I count five – Sylvinho, Vieira, Stuart Taylor, Adebayor and Toure.

  3. Jesus says:

    Usually, I’d be the first to say “Ha! Should never have left Arsenal you twat!” before I remember that he was one of the few who left us as he was peaking. Am sure both sides regret what happened. Well, atleast we have Song stepping up this season.

    As for Man City, do they even have a plan or do they just go out and spunk all their oil money?

  4. binman says:

    i am a big fan of flamini, but i can’t see
    any room for another DM?

    surely barry, kompany, de jong, vieira and even zabaleta can manage that one job between them?

    man city need to be looking at there poor defence and
    spend big on one world class CB to lead the line.

    FACT Rafa is cock…

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