Manchester City could be lining up January bids for Southampton’s James Ward-Prowse and Jay Rodriguez as they look to bring more English talent to the Etihad.
Southampton duo James Ward-Prowse and Jay Rodriguez could be set for January moves to Manchester City, with the Citizens looking to bolster their squad with English players.
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This comes on the back of reports that have suggested James Milner could be on his way out of the Etihad, with Arsenal among a host of others interested in the versatile midfielder.
The Guardian believes that as the Premier League champions will be left light in the homegrown department with Milner’s departure, they will look to bring the Southampton pair to replace him as they head into the second half of a long season.
The Saints saw a number of star names depart this summer just gone, including Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, and Dejan Lovren, so they may not be keen to lose any more.
And with the surprisingly bright start the south-coast team have made to the season, they may not be in a position where they need to sell.
Even if Southampton agree to sell, the pair should be wary of a move north. Many young players have seen their careers stutter at Manchester City, as they stagnate on the bench behind a host of world class talent…