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Calciomercato.com the Italian website has gone public with the story that Udinese hotshot Antonio di Natale’s agent Bruno Carpeggiani is in London right now discussing the potential transfer of the striker to City in January.
This correspondent’s first reaction is the lack of success Italian players have had in converting to the Premier League down the years. Rolando Bianchi being a classic example.
However, di Natale at 31 years old is experienced and a potential Paulo DiCanio style impact can’t be ruled out.
He certainly knows where the onion bag is. 9 goals in 25 appearances for Italy, 49 goals in 159 with Empoli and 48 goals in 143 with Udinese mean he’s no duffer.
He is reknowned for his pace and playing in behind the centre forward.
One thing’s for sure, if this story has substance, it means City are not hanging about this time around in the transfer window.
What do you reckon, Vital MCers?