Browsing: Manchester City

Manchester City, following their UEFA Champions League disappointment at the back end of last season, will be looking to make a major statement of intent in this clash, though Leicester City are a rising force and their FA Cup triumph could be a foundation upon which they build a powerful, title-contending team.

The 20-year-old striker is expected to be chased by several of Europe’s elite this summer, with Sportsmail revealing in March that the Blues are one of three European sides interested in the forward, along with Manchester City and Real Madrid.

The 21-year-old was conspicuous by his absence as the Three Lions made their final preparations for Sunday’s date with destiny against the Azzurri at Wembley.

Barca stated that the Argentine veteran will join them on July 1 when his current deal with Manchester City expires. Aguero’s buy-out clause has been set at €100 million ($122 million).

Usually, I write my column on Saturday morning but I delayed it till Saturday night – after the epic final – just to accommodate Manchester City’s anticipatory victory, hoping to use the triumph to rile my known and unknown football frenemies, who cut across countries and continents, online and offline