Date: 13th September 2020 at 6:10pm
Written by: Patrick Stevens

It’s been an interesting summer on our behalf, to say the least.

In what feels like such a short amount of time from the end of last season to the start of the current one, it has left an eerie feeling in the sense that there has been almost no break in the proceedings.

Having finished 2nd during the 2019/20 campaign to Liverpool in the Premier League, we have had to move fast in the transfer market to bring the necessary players required. Nathan Ake and Ferran Torres have been the only major coups so far. With the window due to close on October 5th, there is still plenty of time to get business done.

Although it appears that we may have missed out on one of our targets to our key rivals.

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard revealed that we were in for the former RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner, who eventually opted to move to

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“You understand that when there is competition from the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City that you need to state your best case to the player,” the Chelsea manager said.

“Having been that player at one point, I tried to sell the club to the best of my ability when I spoke to players. Petr [Cech, Chelsea’s technical director] in his role does the same.

“With a player like Timo, we were very keen to bring him in. He needs to feel that from us. I loved everything that he said to me in those conversations, the same with all the players.”

Close but no cigar

I suppose it would have been nice to bring in Werner as well as the addition that we’ve already made to the squad, but it wasn’t to be.

Werner is a very capable centre-forward who has proved his worth over the years for club and country. As nice as it would have been to bring the German to the Etihad, we don’t really need him at this moment in time.

With Gabriel Jesus being a capable member of our squad, it may have been a bit unnecessary to bring another striker, when our problems last season lied at the back.

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