Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Rumour round-up.

After taking Tuomas Haapala on trial in recent days, City have been linked with further reinforcements today in the shape of Thomas Galasek and Stefan Kiessling.
Galasek, the 32 year old Ajax midfielder is believed to be ready to quit the Dutch side should they fail to progress beyond the group stages and reports suggest we could be ready to offer £2 million for the Czech international.
Kiessling meanwhile is a striker who was watched by Pearce in action for the German under 21 side. The 6' 5" Nuremberg striker has been previously linked with a move to Arsenal.
I feel Galasek, although on the wrong side of 30 could be a decent signing as he is in a similair vain to other City target Steed Malbranque in that he would offer a more attacking threat than the current midfielders.
I've not heard anything about Kiessling previously, although he has believed to have impressed for the under 21 side and is currently stalling on a new contract.
As we move into December and the transfer window draws near, expect even more rumours of new arrivals. Still, it would be nice to know exactly what transfer kitty is going to be available for Pearce though.

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Ben said...

Galasek's a good player and would be a decent signing, even at the age of 32. I'm not sure he'd give you much attacking impetus, though - he plays as the holding midfielder for the Czech Republic. said...

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Danny Pugsley said...

From the few times I've seen him for Ajax, although probably stronger defensively he can operate in a more attacking role - although not in the same class as Malbranque. I think he would give us more of an option than either Reyna or Barton though.