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Keeper claims City wanted him

Willy Caballero claims Pellegrini was interested in him this summer

By | 11th September 2013
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Malaga keeper Willy Caballero revealed that Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini wanted to bring him to the Etihad this summer. Pellegrini left his post at Malaga to manage the wealthy City side and the 31 year old keeper claims that Pellegrini wanted to take him along to play for the Citizens. Caballero instead has remained with Malaga after helping the club reach sixth in La Liga last season after finishing fourth the year before.

“I talked to Manuel Pellegrini before he left Malaga,” Caballero remarked, according to Metro.

“I know of his intention to take me with him to Manchester City. But I was unsure whether he would stick with the same goalkeepers he had already or play me.”

With Manchester City’s number one keeper Joe Hart seemingly beginning to lose the confidence of supporters, Caballero’s comments come at an interesting time for the English club. City, however, spent over £100 million on field players this summer, bringing in Jesus Navas, Alvaro Negredo, Stevan Jovetic, and midfielder Fernandinho. The club currently sits in third in the Premier League table despite a surprising 3-2 loss to Cardiff City in the second week of the season.

Although Hart has been shaky at times, he has not had a healthy defense in front of him throughout the season. Micah Richards picked up an injury during the preseason while Vincent Kompany was injured in the first match of the season. New signing Martin Demichelis also has yet to play a game for the club as he will be sidelined for six weeks with damaged knee ligaments.

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