James Milner’s long drawn out transfer to City has finally concluded with the England man putting pen to paper with a five year contract.
The deal sees City’s Stephen Ireland moving in the opposite direction to once again link up with former City skipper Richard Dunne.
The signing of Milner will probably signal the end of City’s summer spending spree, which has coast the owners in excess of £100m and has again brought calls of ‘money won’t buy success’ from other quarters.
The deal for Milner looked to have stalled following Martin O’Neill’s resignation as Villa boss and Ireland’s apparent demand for a £2m pay off to leave Eastlands, but finally an agreement was made and both players passed medicals at their respective new clubs today.
Milner will be unavailable for the trip to Romania in the Europa League on Thursday but could make his City debut against Liverpool at Eastlands on Monday night.
As true blues, we would like to wish Ireland good luck at Villa (not too much luck though) and welcome Milner to Eastlands.