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  • according to reports he is having a medical at city. To say I`m surprised is an understatement. I can understand teams with limited budgets taking a gamble with a player with his injury record but why city who already have de Jong and Barry should want to sign him is is harder to work out. Also for a player who if he is to rebuild his career needs to play every week I wonder if its the best move for him.

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    • Huh? Given his medical history no one would give Hargreaves a 3/4 year contract. City has only given him a 1 year contract.

    • I doubt Hargreaves said that the other offers were ' Derisory', after all, i am sure he knows he will be a bit part player who may by default claim a Prem title. By default i mean playing the odd game and coming on for 15 mins in games that are already in the bag, thus getting the 9 or 10 appearances required to get a medal.

      He is on a 'Pay As You Play' contract, so i'm sure he would have earned more on a 3/4 year contract at a lower club.

      I personaly can't see man City winning the Prem with this manager. Too defensive against good opposition and for me, still a team of mercenaries and not commited to the cause pro's


      ROY

    • I think his decision to to join City is done out of desperation to remain employed by a club playing in the CL and challenging for the title. Apparently the likes of WBA, Spurs and Villa also went for him, but they later backed out of signing him, and i've also heard he rejected WBA's offer, claiming it was 'derisory'.

    • Good for you, mind you it does make you look like an even more rare bird. You personally would continue showing loyalty to a company that no longer paid you, you question why I would not, but at the same time are happy that an ex united player has gone to your city rival.

    • I have no problem with Hargreaves playing for Chitty.

    • As far as Hargreaves is concerned I believe that as he was a free agent he could go where ever he wished.He was no longer a United player so good luck to him and I hope he is able to make a successful comeback.

    • Would I mind? as I've already said, yes I would as I expect many man u fans mind Hargreaves signing for City. But me not liking where a former LFC player goes (don't like Owen playing for you either) is a far cry from expecting someone who no longer has ties to a club to have obligations to that club.

    • I just want to be clear about what you are saying.

    • "Would I be happy if Gerrard went to Everton, no, as I'm sure many Man U fans are not happy if in fact Hargreaves does move to City, especially if he finds his old form." Ok, no problem with that ."If no longer under contract to LFC he'd owe his old club nothing anymore." But If Gerrard, was injureed for 2 years, and at Everton he finds his own form, you wouldn't mind ?

    • Why is it Ian you like to change the subject but think somehow that would prove your point?

      Would I be happy if Gerrard went to Everton, no, as I'm sure many Man U fans are not happy if in fact Hargreaves does move to City, especially if he finds his old form. But if for some reason, and of course we are talking hypothetically now as I can't image this as being a realistic situation, LFC decided to release Gerrard from his contract, and Everton offered him a way back into top flight football, he'd have every right to take the chance. If no longer under contract to LFC he'd owe his old club nothing anymore.

      btw, Everton was Steven Gerrard's uncle's team when he was a kid. Stevie himself was always a red, even if his uncle did once dress him up once for a picture.

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