German international Leroy Sane looks set to end his four-year stay with Manchester City this summer, with a return to his homeland on the cards.
It was mid-afternoon on Wednesday, May 26, and Cari Rosen was sat at a bar in central Barcelona.
Manchester City will face 10-times European champions Real Madrid in the semi-finals of the Champions League.
Luring Pep Guardiola from German outfit and league leaders Bayern Munich may not be as hard as first thought as Manchester may have what the Spaniard is looking for… Thai food.
Manchester City have drawn Ukraine’s Dynamo Kiev in the last 16 of the Champions League.
With Manchester United set to line-up against Liverpool on Saturday without a locally-developed player in the side for the first time in Premier League history, the topic of home-grown talent is a contentious one.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal, not one to shy away from speaking his mind, was unhappy with latest high-profile signing Bastian Schweinsteiger’s performance in the 3-1 International Champions Cup defeat of San Jose Earthquakes yesterday.
City, bereft of any inspiration all season apart from their painfully last-gasp qualification for the Champions League knockout stages, have no chance of progressing past Barcelona this year.
City need a win in Rome to give them the best chance of qualification from Group E and must hope that CSKA Moscow fail to win at Bayern Munich.
City are yet to hit full flow this season but showed in their thrilling comeback victory over Bayern Munich the team spirit required to chase down runaway leaders Chelsea and second-placed Southampton, who they play on Sunday.
Trailing 2-1 with five minutes to go against Munich in the Champions League, Sergio Aguero capitalised on two errors to clinch the game 3-2 for City.