Update here, 07/21:
Sky Sports is reporting that Landon Donovan to Manchester City is still a possibility for Roberto Mancini and crew.
Below our opine on the potential move right after the conclusion of the World Cup.
Here, our thougths on Don Garber’s commentary on Donovan from a week ago.
“Hey Garber, say Manchester City offers something you can’t refuse, what are you going to tell Los Angeles Galaxy ticket holders who you promised that Donovan wasn’t going anywhere?”
According to a great many responses on Twitter, it’s “Ronaldinho.”
…and the, uh, Manchester City community is not to keen on this possibility.
From June 27th:
Just a brief moment here on this story that Landon Donovan is in consideration for a transfer to Manchester City.
Beyond the obvious–that is Manchester City played a 4-3-3 last year and Donovan would be an ideal option on the right wing to replace Craig Bellamy opposite perhaps Adam Johnson–Manchester City was recently deemed by Forbes one of the “poorest” clubs in the world. (Read the description here of why.) The Yahoo story title from the link above is not only a misnomer; the headline is just plain wrong.
TSG mentioned two months ago that the 300M people in the United States represents a major, potential, source of supporter dollars for a club that needs to diversity its revenue stream.
Manchester City will take some time–and may never be–number one in Manchester. The big four–still–of Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool dominate revenues in the English Premier League. So here is way to gain a whole new set of fans, in a potential lucrative market.
Really a no brainer when you consider Donovan’s present abilities.