News today in the Daily Mirror that Manchester City have made a bid for Russian captain Andrei Arshavin.
Andrei Arshavin – is Keegan interested?
Manchester City owner Thaksin Shinawatra is reported to be making an Â£11M bid for Zenit St Petersburg striker Andrei Arshavin – after the player lifted the UEFA Cup at Eastlands, last week.
The Thai owner would like to bring the talented Russian to the club quickly, to appease unhappy fans who are expecting the sacking of Sven Eriksson shortly. Talks with the Russian are to said to have already begun.
This is happening even though the owner has yet to officially announce that Sven Eriksson is sacked, and thatâ€™s not to mention there is no idea who the new manager will be.
But this is a sign, for any potential new manager at the club, that the Thai wants to run the club himself, and thatâ€™s a hardly a good sign for anybody.
Sam Allardyce was interested in Arshavin, who has impressed a lot this season, but we don’t know what Kevin Keegan thinks of the player.
City hope to finance the deal by selling defender Richard Dunne and midfielder Stephen Ireland, with Roy Keane presumably leading the chase.
If Stephen Ireland is available, he would seem to fit with Newcastleâ€™s strategy of bringing in youngsters still to develop. Stephen looks a very good player who is still just 21 years old and has already played for the Eastlands club over 80 times.
What do you think?