The 14 years old wonder-kid Brahim Abdelkader Diaz was a transfer target of Barcelona and Manchester City but unfortunately for the Spanish side, City have already completed signing the player that is being called as: ‘’ The New Messi’’.
The family of the youngster was having talks with Manchester City in the past week and now it is believed that an agreement has been reached with the young player preparing to make his move to Manchester next week as the club has paid £300,000 upfront for Diaz.
As Manchester City prepare themselves for the busy schedule that is ahead of them with matches against Bayern Munich and Arsenal in this month, their captain is back in the team.
Vincent Kompany missed 2 months in the sidelines with a thigh injury and now completed his full recovery as he is set to play his part in the defence of Manchester City. Manuel Pellegrini is grateful that his centre-back is available again as he said to the English press:
“On the other side, in the last five (domestic) games just Sunderland has scored one goal (against us). In all the others we have had clean sheets. So the other defenders can do it as well, but Vincent is always an important player.”
Martin Demichelis and Micah Richards have received criticism as they attempted to fill in the gap left by the absence of Kompany as he missed 10 matches for Manchester City but now that the captain is back, it’s crucial that he gets back to his usual form.
If you look at the Chelsea betting page you can see that they are expected to pick up full points from their next 5 games, which means City will have a lot of work to do to stay in the title race.
Pellegrini admitted he was desperate to improve City’s away record this season, adding: “It is very important especially this week. We play two games away before we play against Arsenal here at home so I hope we will be the same team we are here in those two games this week.”
Manchester City have to face the table toppers Arsenal later in this month in a crucial match that can set the tone and be a sign of what’s to come for the rest of the season.