I woke up to headlines that shocked the sleep out of my eyes. I read that Patrick Viera, formerly of AC Milan, Arsenal, Juventus and Inter Milan was signing for Manchester City!
I think it’s the deal of the decade but not for Man City but rather for Viera himself. He’s hardly the force he used to be when he had those monumental struggles with Roy Keane.
Arsene Wenger sold him off for an obvious reason. He was past his best. And Arsenal sold him four years ago!
Certainly he hasn’t gotten any fitter since then. His pace isn’t what it used to be, and this season he hardly got a game at Inter.
So, for Man City to give him a weekly salary of 100,000 pounds is ludicrous. Honestly, I can’t see him play more than a full ninety minutes every two weeks.
I guess Mr. Mancini has more money than sense. I can’t see how he’ll fit in the team, but Man City has always been clueless.