City resort to stealing English talent rather than try and develop it.
Manchester City have been linked with a quite ludicrous swoop for Jordan Henderson in today’s Daily Mail.
With City struggling to field many English players in their starting XI, they’ve come to the conclusion that the best way to solve this problem is to simply try and steal their rivals’ players rather than, you know, develop their youth team.
The Mail sight confusion over Henderson’s Liverpool contract as reason for City’s piqued interest with the midfielder supposedly refusing to sign a new deal just yet.
It was the Mail, who earlier claimed this week that Henderson was holding out for a £5.2 million per-year, £100k per-week offer before committing to an extension.
The report said then that Liverpool were hoping he would accept £80,000-a-week but added that both parties were keen to find agreement sooner rather than later.
And for his sake, you’d hope they would because just why Henderson would want to go to Manchester City; the club where English talent goes to die, is beyond us.
James Milner, Scott Sinclair, Jack Rodwell, Adam Johnson, Micah Richards; all have been at City since the Sheikhs rocked up with their oil money and all have found their career stagnate, stall, roll to a stop, catch fire and in the end implode.
All have been forced to find pastures new (bar Milner, yet), and see their stock drop dramatically.
Essentially, it’s a choice between whether Henderson wants to play football at a club where the fans adore him, he is likely to become the next long-term captain and will be successful or simply earn a lot of money whilst becoming an expert at bench warming and buffering.
It’s a difficult one!