Gündogan on the move? Colour me doubtful.

Of the many problems with transfer speculation in February, perhaps none is more notable than the fact that it’s occurring in February. The winter window ahs just slammed shut, and it’s the time of year when the nights are long and filled with terrors - at least for football writers. Between the relative tedium that is pre-match write-ups and post-match analysis of the matches that’re flying fast and furious, there is little to write about that galvanizes the minds of arms chair Directors of Football and Football Manager aficionados. And so we latch onto whatever bits of transfer gossip we can, from whatever rag it is that decides to print it. We’ve all been guilty of it from time to time, myself included.

Xtra Analysis: Bruno Fernandes

Fresh news emerged in the past week from Portuguese publication A Bola that Manchester City were preparing to meet with representatives of Sporting CP to discuss a potential transfer for star central attacking midfielder, Bruno Fernandes. By now that meeting should have come and gone, and should enough smoke emanate over the next couple of weeks to indicate there may be fire behind these claims, it raises a number of intriguing questions, not the least of which would be, “how does City fit him into an already crowded midfield rotation?”

City Xtra Morning Round-Up – 3/5/19

Sam Lee on Benjamin Mendy News that City will not be pursuing a new option for the often injured and out-of-favor Benjamin Mendy came as somewhat surprise news yesterday, but today Goal’s Sam Lee has clarified that the lack of interest in a new left back isn’t out of faith in Mendy, but rather more... Continue Reading →

Xtra Analysis: Rodri

While the dust has not yet settled on the 2018/2019 season, and Pep and the players still have serious work to do, Txiki Begiristain and his team are swinging into full gear in preparation for a summer in which they’re expected to pursue a mixture of replacements and reinforcements. Of those potential moves, the most... Continue Reading →

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