Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Trio up for sale

Manchester City have revealed they have made Ousmane Dabo,
Danny Mills and Paul Dickov available for transfer.
-Sky Sports.

Although Eriksson was praising Mills' professionalism, he admitted it was time for him to move on and the club also announced they are open to offers for both Dabo and Dickov - both of whom would also have been peripheral figures at best this season, as evidenced by The Telegraph's analysis of their 2006/07 campaigns.

It is no surprise that any of the three are being pointed towards the exit door as Dabo and Dickov were brought in last summer when times were more frugal and we were limited in who we could bring in to the club, whilst Mills has been overtaken in the pecking order by Onouha and Richards.

It is all very well though listing these players, but whether there will be any serious takers is a different matter. Whilst all three will be solid enough players at a lower level, their wages would likely be prohibitive to many interested sides and it maybe that we have to allow them to leave for no more than a nominal fee in order to facilitate a move.

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Simon-Peter Vickers-Buckley said...

"maybe that we have to allow them to leave for no more than a nominal fee in order to facilitate a move."

We should pay their wages for three months for whoever wants them, and throw in a lard butty for good measure.

Mills is doing the proverbial laughing all the way...

Anonymous said...

I can't see us getting Mills off our hands unless we continue to pay part of his wages at his new club.

Anonymous said...

So glad to see D'Abo leave - what a troublemaker and total waste of space. Dickov - well we'll always remember his moment of glory, and I, personally think of him as a terrier, rather than a full blown striking attack dog. And Mills - he was never a City player. When he got brought in, he got sent off.