Posted on Friday, 24th August 2012 by The Goon
As we all know, and I’m sorry for repeating old news guys, Robin van Persie and Alex Song both left the club last week and with Theo Walcott looking the next player to head out of the door – due to negotiations of a new deal stalling – Ray Wilkins has decided to place Thomas Vermaelen under the spotlight and draw more unwanted attention to our club.
With Roberto Mancini desperate to land another centre-back to boost Manchester City’s bid to retain their Premier League title, the former England international has told the Italian to go for the new Arsenal captain.
Manchester City have reportedly tabled a £30 million offer for Chelsea defender David Luiz, but Wilkins believes Vermaelen would be a better option.
He told talkSPORT:
‘If I was Manchester City, I would look at Vermaelen to play alongside [Vincent] Kompany.
‘Kompany on the right side, Vermaelen on the left side, you would have a rock solid back two there. And he probably wouldn’t cost you £30million either.
‘For that sort of money, Vermaelen looks a very, very good centre-half and he’s naturally left sided, so that would seem a good option.’
Although he makes some good points, claiming the Belgian would be a better buy than the Brazilian, Vermaelen is not for sale!
With all that is and has been going on at the club in the past few days, do we really need more unwanted attention? Especially when it concerns one of our best players? No, we don’t.
I think Wilkins needs to mind his own business and focus more on his punditry and commentary – we all know he needs too.
‘Wouldn’t cost you £30 million’? Go back to bed Wilko!
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