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Manchester City look to Pablo Osvaldo to replace Carlos Tevez - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Roma striker Pablo Osvaldo is reported to be lined up by Premier League side Manchester City as a replacement for Carlos Tevez – who left to join Serie A holders Juventus this summer.
The 27-year old has enjoyed a prolific season with Roma – scoring an impressive 16 goals in 29 Serie A games.
New Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is said to be a long admirer of the Argentina-born Italian international, and is set to lodge a £15M bid to procure his signature.
Osvaldo signed for Roma from Spanish La Liga side Espanyol in 2011. In his two years in Italy, he has scored 27 goals in 55 games.
Pellegrini and Osvaldo know of each other from their time in Spain. The 59-year old was managing in La Liga for Malaga, and was seemingly impressed with the Italian striker.
While Osvaldo has remained tight-lipped on the question marks hanging over his future, the Premier League is said to in...
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Carlos Tevez: A Mercenary in a Legend’s Shoes? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
There can be no doubting Alessandro Del Piero’s enduring legacy on the Italian game. The diminutive Italian submitted defenders to an almost two-decade-long torrent of footballing abuse for Juventus; showed genuine humility and loyalty to drop down a division with his beloved ‘Old Lady’,...
Manchester City are believed to be eyeing a move for Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo to replace departed frontman Carlos Tevez.
City boss Manuel Pellegrini is in the market for a new striker after selling Tevez to Juventus last month.
A whole host of names have been linked with a move to City, but it appears Negredo is emerging as their top target.
Last season Negredo scored 25...
Juventus summer signings to secure dynasty - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
With the transfer window having only officially opened a week ago, Juventus have already went a long way to securing their position at the top of Serie A for the foreseeable future. Indeed, the Old Lady may now even be in a position to view winning the Champions League as a realistic ambition.