Manchester City watching young Europa League star

Published Add your comment

Football News

Manchester City have been tracking one of the men looking to down Chelsea in the Europa League on Thursday.

According to a report from the Daily Express, Roberto Mancini has had his scouts watching Steaua Bucharest defender Vlad Chiriches.

It claims the Etihad Stadium chief sees the Romania international as a more affordable option to Kolo Toure and claim the Ivory Coast man is liekly to leave in the summer.

Joleon Lescott has also seen his place in the Manchester City starting XI taken by impressive youngster Matija Nastasic.

The 23-year-old has been very impressive in Bucharest’s run in the Europa League, scoring a brilliant equaliser in the last round to take the tie with Ajax to extra time.

Chiriches helped keep Fernando Torres quiet in Bucharest last week where Chelsea fell to a disappointing 1-0 defeat in the first leg of their last 16 clash.

Mancini’s interest in the young defender could be a signal he is ready to overhaul his squad after a disappointing defence of their Premier League title, which looks to have failed under the charge of Manchester United this season.

The report suggests Manchester City would have some serious competition to sign Chiriches this summer if they decided to go for him.

It credits Russian big-spenders Zenit Petersburg and Anzhi Makhachkala with an interest, as well as Serie A side AC Milan.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Manchester City
Premier League
Kolo Toure

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again