Why Manchester City should break the bank to sign Luka Modrić

Sharethematch.com looks at Roberto Mancini's reported pursuit of Tottenham Hotspur's midfielder Luka Modrić

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Tottenham Hotspur's Luka Modrić attracted interest from Chelsea last summer PA Photos

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Mancini should break the bank for Modrić

The news that Roberto Mancini is interested in persuading Tottenham Hotspur star Luka Modrić to join Manchester City is hardly a surprising one given the Italian’s apparent interest in everyone and anyone.

The inevitability of the Mancini’s interest will no doubt also be greeted by some equally predictable comments that his side do not need any more midfielders.

With world class trio David Silva, Samir Nasri and Yaya Touré to name but a few, City’s detractors will have a point but Modrić would add more than any of them.

The Croatia international is peerless when he is on song and Mancini will no doubt need a pick-me-up if he loses the title race to his city rivals, Manchester United.

Chelsea have tried and failed to prise him away from White Hart Lane but if anyone is going to be a success it’ll be City – and they need him.

True, they have got a quality midfield but Modrić is the best the Premier League has got to offer.

Vieira needs to keep quiet for City’s sake

As an experienced professional, Manchester City’s football development executive Patrick Vieira should know better than to give interviews when the questioning is geared towards one very targeted subject.

The latest storm caused by the former Arsenal midfielder related to United, again, and the apparent favouritism offered to them from referees.

While it may be true that United do enjoy favourable decisions from officials, Vieira should have bitten his tongue rather than fall for the trap set by the BBC’s Dan Roan.

It’s the second time in a week that he has made national headlines with supposed criticism over United, and while it may not be an accurate reflection of the interview, it’s certainly a bad reflection of City and further highlights their fragility under the title pressure.

Matters on the pitch aren’t going so well at present, and this off-field nonsense will only hamper them further.

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