Lack of long-term commitment by players will hold Man City back - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Joleon Lescott has said that he would be open to a move away from Manchester City just three years after joining the club from Everton. Striker Mario Balotelli is also being linked with a move away and back to his native Italy.
The report in the Guardian suggest that both players could be on their way from the club by the end of the season or just after the end of the season which does nothing to help Manchester City in terms of their longevity.
The underlying problem the club has faced so far in terms of players they have missed out on is the fact that those players will not commit to a club where their role is undefined or uncertain.
The knock on effect of this for city over the next two to three years could have a major impact on the club in terms of their success. They are at a point where they are looking to break away from Manchester United and not only compete with them.