“Come on, let’s go!”
In architectural terms, Man United now rather resembles a proud National Trust building, rich with history and moderate wealth, but in danger of disappearing under the shadow of a shiny futuristic megastore that’s under construction down the road – a place where workers will be forced to do the same kind of mundane customer service work, but for double wages!
Already, Carlos Tevez – United’s “Employee of the Month” on more than one occasion – has been seduced by pulsating wage packets from the mysterious robed men who employ him. And now, the whisper on the street is that Nemanja Vidic could be slipping into something light blue come the start of the next campaign.
According to yesterday’s Sunday Times, the Serbian centre back is feeling a little bit unloved at his current home, and talk of summer transfers to Real Madrid or AC Milan have now been replaced with a rather less cumbersome, but infinitely more dramatic move up the road to Man City for around £20million.
City did, of course, pay out astronomical money for Kolo Toure and Joleon Lescott at the start of the current season, but with little in the way of success in that department, they will be busy putting together a glitzy package that could yet echo the £250,000/week stonker that so nearly dragged John Terry away from London, and closer to his best pal, Wayne Bridge.
Would Vidic be bonkers to cross the divide? It doesn’t seem to have done Tevez too much harm.
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