Rumours have circulated in the press this week that Man City would acknowledge an eventual Champions League qualification with a Stg 100 million bid for our Fernando Torres as a present to Roberto Mancini.
Now we all know that the Spanish forward is perhaps one of the best centre forwards in circulation today, if not THE best. We also know that the Spaniard has pledge his love for the Club, the city and the fans, and we are aware that he has recently signed a contract extension with the Reds to prove this.
The likelihood of Torres leaving the Reds at the end of the season is remote, improbable but not impossible. A Stg 100 million offer will not go unnoticed and the Club will take it in consideration, definitely. Torres himself would see his income almost double by joining the sky blues, and finally, if Man City do qualify for the Champions League it is likely to be at our cost.
The question I have for you friends is this: notwithstanding the financial situation, which in comparison to Man Utd is rather peachy and getting healthier, would you, as manager, sell Fernando Torres if someone came in with such a bid that would be a world record transfer?
Obviously I don’t want to influence your answer, but if Man City came knocking and I was manager my answer would be “I suggest you save yourself Stg 50 million and go for Wayne Rooney! If you come back with another Stg 50 million on top of the 100, we might take it into consideration!”