What chance have we got if Man City were to up the ante?

Football FanCast guest columnist Paul McCann feels that Moyes should take City for all he can get for Joleon Lescott.

With Manchester City waving their chequebook around, plundering some of the Premier League's best talents, there seems to be no limit as to where they will go to sign a player. Their very pursuit of John Terry is testament to that and the wages and fees that are on offer are extremely flattering for someone who's game and gone downhill in the last two years. Perhaps he has grown stale at Chelsea and is in need of a new challenge, or there is the possibility that it has been one back injury too far for the England captain.

To be honest there is a big part of me that would like to see Terry join City as it would mean they will keep their paws off Joleon, however, with them lodging a bid for him yesterday it appears that they have been unsuccessful in their attempts to snare JT and therefore Lescott seems to be priority No.1. Everton rightfully turned down the £15m bid, but I honestly wonder how longer we will be able to resist if they were to up the ante.

It is all well and good holding firm and rejecting offers, but money talks these days and we have a distinct lack of it at Goodison Park. I can understand Moyes not wanting to lose Lescott as him and Jags built up and excellent partnership and are the real rock of the team, but if we can edge City up to around the £25m mark then Moyes can bring in at least three or four new faces that will enhance our squad further and put us in greater shape for next season. I know cashing in on one of your star players may seem counterproductive, but at the end of the day if City are going to offer large sums and wages then unfortunately we really are in no position to compete and should look to take advantage of them.


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