- 22 Jan 2011
Re: Negredo just signed
LoveCity said:Problem is, some City fans can now only judge a player on how high profile he is and who he plays for. In the real world the best coaches build a system and sign players for several reasons beyond how much they are worth. Ferguson has done it repeatedly over the years. The best team in Europe, Bayern Munich, signed Dante and Mandzukic for a combined cost of around £14million (less than Javi Garcia). Both turned out to be very effective pieces in Heynckes' system and were key parts of the team that won the treble and dominated Europe. And yet Bayern could have gone and signed Cavani and Thiago Silva for the same roles, yet they were able to think beyond signing the hottest names in football. And this is something Pellegrini is quite known for, building a fully functioning team in a fully functioning system rather than 11 talented individuals who lack cohesion and often have to grind their way to results (see: Manchester City last season).
Negredo, Fernandinho, Navas and Jovetic will all bring new feature to an already very talented squad that Mancini was not getting close to maximum performance out of last season.