Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has spoken about his admiration for Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets along with their arch rivals transfer target, Sergio Ramos. Manchester United have been linked with the Real Madrid defender over the last few weeks.
They are reported to have made a £ 30 million offer for the defender. This has been rejected by the Spanish club, but the latest statements by Pellegrini hint that City could enter into the race for Ramos. After all, the Etihad stadium outfit will be free from any FFP regulations from this season. Further, they are also in need of top quality centre backs after failing to win any title last season.
Ramos’ camp has shown enough encouragement for an offer from United and there is a possibility that he could join City as well. Hijacking the transfer target of United will now be easier for City than in previous years when they did not have the power to compete with the illustrious rivals. Another player whom Pellegrini has mentioned is Busquets, who does not appear to be going anywhere. In fact, the Barcelona midfielder has spoken about his ambition to enter into a coaching career at some time in the future.
“Neymar, (Luis) Suarez, (Sergio) Busquets, (Andres) Iniesta and Sergio Ramos are others on a very high level.In Spain are the best teams in the world. But the best is the English league,” said Pellegrini. The Chilean is someone who knows these Spanish players extremely well after having managed them for a single season at Real Madrid. In fact, this relationship could help him get the edge over United in terms of signing Ramos. Real have indicated that they want around £ 60 million for the defender and it is highly unlikely that clubs will be prepared to pay the amount for a 29-year-old.