Even though Manchester City have seemingly been linked with every big name under the sun this summer, the club have incredibly not yet dipped into the transfer market. It seems as though this is starting to irritate Roberto Mancini, who claims that the media should be asking questions to the “man in charge” when they want to find out any progress on transfers.
City have been linked with countless players over the summer, yet as of yet they have not spent a penny. Reports are suggesting that Mancini is under pressure to sell before he can buy, with speculation linking the likes of Edin Dzeko, Carlos Tevez, Adam Johnson and Kolo Toure with moves away from the club. However, with no major exits yet occurring, it looks as though City fans may have to wait a bit longer before the club announce their first signing.
Following a recent interview, it appears as though Mancini is growing increasingly frustrated over the whole situation. He told reporters, “For this question, speak to the man in charge. I am not in charge of this. It is important [to make signings quickly] because, after what we did last year, we must continue to win. This year will be harder than last so we need to improve our team. We have a man who works for this and we hope that they can do a good job.”
Reports are suggesting that the bulk of Mancini’s frustration is focused on the club’s efforts in signing Robin Van Persie. With so many clubs interested in the Arsenal striker, Mancini knows that the Sky Blues must act quickly if they are to net the 28-year-old. However, as of yet no bid has been made and bitter rivals United appear to be in pole position to sign the Dutchman.