Baines to give City 'local feel`
Manchester City boss Sven Goran Eriksson is planning to out bid Everton and offer Wigan Athletic their full asking price of £6.5 million for left back Leighton Baines
Baines is quickly becoming hot property with reports that Manchester United could also enter the race to sign the England under 21 international
Eriksson is spending big to try and get the team at Eastlands that he feels will be capable of challenging for honours
According to the Sunday People, Eriksson sees Baines as a player that would bring quality to his team and also keep a local touch which he feels is important
With Everton only offering £4.5 million for Baines, plus player exchange, the Latics may feel that straight cash for their want away defender will give them the opportunity to choose who they want to bring in, rather than accept the player that Everton are offering
Latics will be desperate for a left back if Baines leaves the club and there are reports that manager Chris Hutchings is already identifying possible replacements
One possibility being mooted about is West Bromwich Albion left back Paul Robinson
With the Latics having already dealt recently with West Brom through the Jason Koumas transfer this could be a deal that would possibly get completed quickly
Baines to City, what would we make of that?
Join Vital Wigan and be apart of the fastest growing Latics fans web site on the net.
News, views and debates its all here.
We are a Latics fans site run by the fans for the fans, what are you waiting for sign up and join in
It`s free, quick and carries no obligation whatsoever.
Have your say on the Latics Speyk forum
Participate in the polls and coming soon Fantasy Football and Prediction League
It's easy to register , simply click the link and enjoy getting involved
Click here for the Latics Speyk forum
Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.