Anelka for £12 million or Crouch for £8 million?

It has been widely reported today that Manchester City boss Sven Goran Eriksson has a problem on his mind. A problem of what to spend his money on. Either he buys former Manchester City striker Nicolas Anelka off Bolton for £12 million or Peter Crouch from Liverpool for £8 million.

Now whilst Anelka was at City he was arguably one of their best ever strikers until he (or should I say his brothers) got greedy. They wanted to move for money and in Anelka's words "a bigger team".

Now that Man City are proving themselves to be a big club, I feel the time is right for Anelka to rejoin the team. Except for a terrible second half of the season, City are likely to be in the UEFA Cup and I'm sure that will interest Anelka.

The rumoured valuation of £12 million I feel is about right although I do see Bolton sticking out for more. Now with Peter Crouch, you have a player that always scores for England but rarely does for Liverpool.

He began to get some game time in recent weeks but up until that even Darren Fletcher was being played more. So far this season he has made five league appearances but has yet to score but yet in Europe he has scored four times in only six games.

I feel Eriksson would be better off forking out four million pounds more on a proven goal scorer in the Premier League in Anelka rather than spending the money on Crouch. What do you think?

 

4 comments:

  1. redtorres said,

    What do i think? I think you're clean off your head. Man City proving themselves a big? How exactly did you come up with that? A good start to the season? You're deluded. And if you think either Crouch or Anelka are coming to City, then you're def off your rocker. Enjoy the slide.

    on 9:05 p.m.  


  2. Anonymous said,

    Rarely scores for Liverpool? Man City are a proving themselves to be a big club? Where on earth do you get these startling pieces of footballing trivia?

    Man City are no bigger now than Bolton even with Sven as manager. They may have a little bit of money behind them but they are hardly a "Big club" As for Crouch not scoring for Liverpool, perhaps the fact that he rarely starts for them and only gets to play 20 or so minutes at the end of a game might have something to do with it. You fail to add to this that his record in European football for Liverpool is as good as any strikers in Europe.

    Personally I would jump at the chance to bring Crouch in. His attitude and temperament is better than Anelka, he also does not have Anelkas brother behind him!

    As for the price? £10M will get you the current England striker who, as you say, scores for his country regularly

    on 9:20 p.m.  


  3. Anonymous said,

    Cathal,
    I know you're only a young lad and you seem like a nice and genuine guy but listen, it seems to me that you get a buzz out of seeing your name on the internet and you are trying to get yourself a job as an editor of a blog at some stage but stop with all these crap postings. You're just saying things for the sake of it. If you have something good to say, say it if not keep it for your school yard.

    on 3:21 p.m.  


  4. Anonymous said,

    8m for crouch is seriously underpriced. if crouch starts he almost certainly scores.

    on 4:36 p.m.