Manuel Pellegrini has admitted that Manchester City still have too many players in their squad, and that’s especially true when they have been restricted in the size of their squad for Europe next season, after flaunting the Financial Fair Play rules over the last three years.
Manuel Pellegrini – too many players at City
Pellegrini got City off to a good start in the league yesterday with a 2-0 win at St. James’ Park, but not before we frightened the living daylights out of the Champions, as our lads went all out for the equalizer in the second half.
This is what Manuel has said today:
“We maybe have too many players in the squad at this moment, players who need to play.¨ “That is very important, especially for young players.¨
“John Guidetti or maybe Scott Sinclair, they may need to play in a different team.¨ “We will see between now until the end of the transfer window what happens with our squad.¨
“At this moment, though, we have too many players.” ”We have had a lot of problems also with Financial Fair Play with the restriction on the amount of players we can put in our squad.”
One of the problems City have in trying to unload their players is they paid them ridiculously high wages to get them to the Etihad Stadium in the first place, which is one reason they have spent far too much money and gone against the UEFA Financial Fair Play guidelines – and they have been penalized for doing that.
Scott Sinclair – Man City winger
So it’s difficult for other clubs to cough up and pay the inflated wages of the City players they want to unload.
Newcastle were interested in striker John Guidetti a year or so ago – so we suppose he may be a loan option, and John needs to play, because since scoring 20 goals for Feyenoord in 23 appearances in the 2011-2012 season he has played only six games on loan at Stoke City.
John Guidetti – Man City striker
And Alan Pardew knows about 25 year-old Scott Sinclair, who started his career with the Chelsea Youth Academy, and one of his many loan spells was at Charlton Athletic when Alan was the manager there, but Scott only played three games there in 2008, but spent two good seasons at Swansea after leaving Chelsea.
While at Swansea City Scott scored 36 goals in 91 total appearances.
It seems Newcastle need another striker more than a winger, but both Sinclair and Guidetti can score goals – so bringing in one of them on loan for the season would seem to be a reasonable option for Newcastle.
What do you think?
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