Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Henriquez For Red & Rodwell For Blue

It was reported that Man United will sign Angelo Henriquez, a Chilean striker from Universidad de Chile. The 18 years Chilean was said to pass medical examination two days ago. Reports also revealed that the transfer will cost in the region of £4million.

The youngster is the latest signing by Sir Alex after Shinji Kagawa and Nick Powell. He had scored 11 goals in 17 league games in 2012, his breakthrough year, helping Universidad to the title.

However I little bit disillusioned when reports said that Jack Rodwell had signed for Manchester City. The noisy neighbors had paid £12million to Everton for the signature of this 21 years player. I really like Rodwell. He is real midfielder although he could play at defend. He is very energetic, confident and intelligent. He showed that he could be the England midfield powerhouse in the game against Sweden last year.

He was always been touted to be the next big thing in English football.  Another great product of the famous Everton’s academy, he made history when becoming the youngest Everton player to play in European game in December 2007.

I believed he would be very great addition to Man United. If he clique well with Cleverley, both could be the maestro of midfield for Man United and England, like Xavi and Ineasta did.  It was sad the Manchester City managed to prize him away. Sir Alex already made few attempts to bring him to Old Trafford but no avail.

However I believed he will have a hard time to establish himself at the Etihad. He is very top talent but there are few big names he had to dislodge to claim place at starting lineup. Yaya Toure is the automatic choice. It will hard to left Samir Nasri and David Silva. Gareth Barry who also England international is also very good player. So Rodwell almost certain to start from the bench. Only there were injuries than he could play from the start. A player like him had to play regularly. Lack of match practice will jeopardize his England chances.

So he have to prove himself or his talent just a waste.

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