Malaga keeper claims City wanted to sign him
Malaga goalkeeper Willy Caballero has made the claim that Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini wanted to sign him in the summer.
According to Sky Sports, the La Liga keeper said that Pellegrini, who was manager of Malaga before coming to City, tried to persuade the 31 year old to come with him to Manchester, but he declined.
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However the Argentine said he turned down his former boss because he wasn’t sure he would play ahead of England keeper Joe Hart.
The Sun quoted Caballero as saying, “I talked with Manuel Pellegrini before he left Malaga.
“I knew of his intention to take me with him to Manchester City.
“But I was unsure whether he would stick with the same keepers he had already.”
Any future move seems unlikely now as well, as the goal keeper has signed a new deal with the Spanish side until 2017.
Caballero would have clearly given Hart some stern competition, since moving to Malaga in 2011 the Argentine has done extremely well and has proven one of the more reliable keepers in the Spanish league.
This is just the latest story regarding the future of Joe Hart, who has come under some rather harsh scrutiny of late due to some shaky performances.
And Caballero saying that Pellergini planned on bringing his Malaga keeper with him to the Etihad probably won’t give Hart much confidence that his manager has faith in him.
However some feel that the England stopper does need some competition for his place in the side, as his place is guaranteed at the moment he has become lax but with an extra top quality keeper there he may up his game.
Although saying that Hart has been lax seems unfair, as it seems the City keeper is much more harshly judged simply because he is England’s number one.
He is sure to be tested in tonight’s game against Ukraine, and has a chance to prove that he is still one of the world’s best keepers.