Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Man City are hilarious

Manchester City have today won a prize for being the first club to literally make me 'laugh out loud 'at a transfer rumour surrounding them.  The FA Cup winners have been linked with a £25 million bid for Leighton Baines.  Leighton Baines.


According to The Daily Mirror:

Manchester City have targeted Everton left-back Leighton Baines as the £25million first stage in their summer reboot.
City chief Roberto Mancini spent 20 minutes with Eastlands chairman Kaldoon Al Mubarak in the Wembley corridors following Saturday’s FA Cup Final victory, and agreed on the need to continue improving the squad ahead of a Champions League campaign.
England defender Baines is likely to be the start of the summer overhaul, with Mancini deciding he needs to beef up that part of his squad.
Aleksandr Kolarov has not pulled up many trees since his £16million arrival from Lazio, while Jerome Boateng has been linked with a return to the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich after just one season in England.
I'm not sure if I should still be surprised at anything I hear from either Man City or The Mirror - Man City have more money than some continents so why the hell not, and The Mirror is just always wrong.  Even worse than that, as you can clearly see in that quote, Kolarov might have been bought to dig up trees.  He cost £16 million!  I'd dig up trees for half that price!  I bet if you gave me 5 minutes and access to google I could find at least 5 tree digging companies that could do it cheaper.  I'm like a super detective