Arsenal & City Target “Would Rather Move To Man Utd”

By on December 7, 2011

Manchester United have maintained their position as favourites to sign highly rated Croatian Mateo Kovacic, despite interest from Man City and Arsenal.

Kovacic has attracted interest from all over Europe after some impressive displays for current club Dinamo Zagreb. The 17-year-old midfielder has played 21 times since making his debut in 2010 and managed 4 goals so far in his club career.

Sir Alex Ferguson is a known admirer and has had the player scouted on several occasions this season, with the Scot receiving positive reports from his staff.  Man City and Arsenal have also been linked with the £10m-rated Croatian U-21 international, who has been likened to compatriot Luka Modric.

Reports today have confirmed City’s interest and suggest that Blues officials have already held talks with the players representatives about a move to the Etihad Stadium. However, the reported ‘source’ went on to say that United remains Kovacic’s favoured destination when he does decide to move on:

“Manchester City is an exciting project and a wonderful club that interests Mateo. But at the moment, he would rather move to Manchester United when the right time comes to leave.

“He is only 17 so right now he needs to play and grow as a player.”

Of course the validity of this apparent ‘source’ is questionable, and it’s not known where this piece of transfer news originated from, so we’d suggest taking it with a pinch of salt for now.

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4 Comments

  1. HeavyRiffs

    December 7, 2011 at 10:57 am

    This the same source that claimed Nasri preferred Nited too?

  2. parcifal

    December 7, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    UNDERSTANDABLE – NO1 ones wants to be a BLUE ULCER unless it (IT!) lives for money only.

    If true, even the BLUE ULCER SHOPPAHOLICS won´t get every1, at least not those, who are interrested in?! … yes in?! … yes in ?! … YES -FOOTBALL (i.e. NOT buying!!!)

  3. Lukas

    December 7, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    Nasri wanted to win trophies , so with City’s extensive trophy collection it made sense! Oh wait a minute city doesn’t have any trophies!
    Oh yes Nasri. first it was the trophies but than city showed him the money! Honestly what player in this world says “I want to play for city they are a great club” . Exactly! None! It’s all about the $$$

  4. RedisLife

    December 7, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Any player in their right mind would choose red half over blue.

    Lets see what the pros and cons could be:

    Red half – heritage and pedigree, history, unparalleled opportunities for youth players, a winning and never say die mentality and the sheer honour of pulling on that shirt week in week out.

    Team Etihad – Lot’s of zero’s in your bank balance. Lack of first team opportunity, no pedigree or history, a FAD, an Arab’s play thing, selling out your stadium

    The thing with players like Nasri is I honestly can;t understand what you can do with £200,000 a week that you can’t do with £100,000 a week. When talking that kind of money, is there really any difference?

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