Aleksandar Kolarov Set To Leave Manchester City For AS Roma

Aleksandar Kolarov Set To Leave Manchester City For AS Roma
Jul 21, 2017

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Serbian full-back Aleksandar Kolarov has been told by manager Pep Guardiola that he can leave the club and join Serie A outfit AS Roma. Kolarov joined the Manchester club back in 2010 for £16 million, becoming a regular for Roberto Mancini and then Manuel Pellegrini, racking up 247 appearances for the citizens during his time at the club.

It was rumoured that last season the Manchester City manager was considering whether to sell the Serbian but decided not to, having not signed a fullback so the services of Kolarov were retrained. However this season, Monaco left back Benjamin Mendy is expected to join the club, allowing Guardiola to finally sell the 31-year-old.

After not featuring in Manchester City’s 2-0 loss to rivals Manchester United in pre-season, Guardiola admitted after the match that Kolarov was allowed to leave saying, “I don’t like working with people who don’t want to stay. He has a big chance to go to Roma. He has said he wants to leave. I wish him all the best.”

During his 7 year spell at the club, Kolarov played an integral part in the team which won two Premierships in 2012 and 2014, an FA cup in 2011 and then two Capital One Cup’s in 2014 and 2016. The set piece specialist netted 11 goals in the Premier League and managed 20 assists along the way, making him a fan favourite at the Etihad. Kolarov featured the 7th most times in Europe by any City player, taking to the field 43 times in both the Europa League and Champions League.

Kolarov, who joined from Italian side Lazio, is expected to join their city rivals AS Roma in a deal around £6 million.

 

 

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