By Ollie Irish
Manchester City’s £20million bid for Aston Villa and England midfielder James Milner has been instantly rejected by the Midlands club.
City launched their initial bid on Wednesday night and it took almost no time for a Villa spokesman to respond: “We have received an offer from Manchester City for James Milner and this has been firmly rejected.
“We plan to sit down with James and his representative after the World Cup to agree a new long-term deal and this remains our position.”
Or, put through the Pies ‘no bullshit’ translator: “Twenty million?! You’re taking the piss, you oil-rich, northern bastards. Double it and we’ll talk…”
City will be back with a new, improved bid to test Martin O’Neill’s patience – you can be sure of it.
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How much do you think Milner is worth?? I think £25m is about right. Certainly no more than that. This is James Milner we’re talking about – very hard worker, very good pro and all that, but he’s no Cesc Fabregas.
Also, I don’t think Milner’s career would benefit especially from a move to City, who already have quite a few midfielders vying for first-team places. Stay where you are, son.