So much for him wanting champ league football
I wasn't sniping at all.
I think that Arsenal had more of a need for him...still him and Ireland should form a good partnership in midfield. Not sure how de Jong will feel....unless you're going to be playing with one striker.
At least this means Alonso is going no where, i rather have him any day over Barry.
My thoughts exactly.
Great signing for City, but i'm more glad they signed him simply because it should hopefully mean Alonso is staying put.
Guillem Ballague was on revisita de la liga saying Fiorentino Perez :
is convinced he will get Kaka for about £65 million euros
is 100% convinced that he will get Ronaldo but that will probably go down right to the wire end of August
Negotiations with Valencia for Villa and Silva are going well and should be confirmed within the next few weeks
And is very confident about getting Xabi Alonso!
£12 million for a 1 year contract?
Not bad business. I just hope we spend the money on some decent players.
TBH Barry has proven himself a liar with the "champions league" nonsense last summer, he just wants a fat paycheque and Villa weren't prepared to break the wage structure.
He can be replaced.
Would've quite liked him but not bothered if we didn't get him. I'm just very surprised at his choice of club, 4 places below Villa & realistically not gonna make Champions League anytime soon, unless Arsenal cock up next season.
At 28, cash is obviously more important to him than football.