By Chris Wright
Negredo: Going for a song?
With Carlos Tevez dancing his way to Juventus already this summer, Manchester City are reportedly willing to spend the majority of the £27million the Argentinian would’ve cost them in wages and bonuses in the final year of his contract on bringing in Sevilla and sometime Spain striker Alvaro Negredo.
Negredo, who finished last season with 25 goals in 34 La Liga games for Sevilla, is supposedly rated at £24million by the Spanish club, though City are hoping to whittle that valuation down by at least a couple of million quid – with Manuel Pellegrini said to be adamant that the 27-year-old forward is the man he wants to lead his line at The Etihad next season.
He’s certainly prolific at domestic level and a dead-eye finisher when he’s got the wind in his sails, but Negredo’s work rate doesn’t come close to comparing with Tevez’s (when he wasn’t swanning off on his mid-season golfing excursions of course).
What do you reckon people? Would Negredo prove a shrewd bit of business for a side lacking an out-and-outer, or should Pellegrini set his £24million sights elsewhere?