Football FanCast guest columnist Lee Walters wonders whether JT is the right man to lead City's revolution.
They say there is no smoke without fire and it's clear that the John Terry/Man City link is more than just a rumour and the player is clearly keen to hold talks at Eastlands.
Why you would think as a City fan I would be delighted at the prospect of seeing the current England captain lead the City revolution, a part of me does have serious reservations about the player and whether he is exactly what we need.
Don't get me wrong there are a lot of qualities he brings to the table and certainly has a wealth of experience in winning trophies in English football, but there also seems to be some question marks over his attitude for one and his form in the last two seasons. Claude Makelele came out a few months back and suggested that it was Terry who forced Mourinho out of the club after Jose decided that he wanted to drop him for a few weeks in order to get his fitness back. This reportedly didn't sit well with the player who made his feelings known to Abramovich. While it must be emphasised that this has been wholeheartedly refuted by him and hasn't been proven correct, talk of player power at Chelsea reared its ugly head again when Scolari departed. I just believe that the last thing we need at Eastlands is more potential unrest behind the scenes and more importantly the undermining of the manager.
I also question the form of the player who looks a shadow of his former self where he was arguably one of the best, not only England, but Europe as whole. His back injury which kept him out for months seems to have had a lasting effect on his form and he hasn't been as dominating an influence as he once was. I look at the Premier League now and the likes of Lescott, Jagielka and Upson are certainly on a par with him and I just wonder whether Hughes should be looking to someone like Lescott as a much more viable option. Not only is Lescott younger and will cost a damn sight less in fees and wages, he will have a real hunger about him and a desire to succeed. One of the things I have liked about our new arrivals this summer is that they all determined and have their own points to prove and as a growing club that is what we need. Someone like Terry who has been it, seen it and done it, may not have the same appetite.
So what is the general feeling about JT and do you think he will be a real asset to City, or do you share my reservations?
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