Monday, 16 May 2011

Troubled Leicester Star Linked with Move Away

Rumours are circling the footballing world about the future of Leicester city star striker Andrew Manzano. The Columbian International has be linked with a number of Premier League clubs and it now appears that he is ready to move.

This follows an impressive year on the pitch for the foxes despite his off-field problems, the nineteen year old striker has score twenty-two goals this season coming close to helping Leicester make the play-offs despite a dreadful start to the season. City turned down a number of offers in January for the Columbian who is rumoured to be valued at up to eighteen million pounds.

Despite his on field form, Manzano has caused controversy off the field with his all night drinking sessions along with having an affair with the girlfriend of teammate Andy King. This incident put a strain on the squad which may persuade Sven Goran Eriksson to sell at a reasonable price. The nineteen year old has come through the foxes academy finally getting his chance this season which he emphatically took by scoring on his debut in the League cup win over Leeds back in August, he then went on to be named player of the month in December and March.

A number of Premier league clubs have stated an interest in the young including Arsenal with manager Arsene Wenger reportedly saying that for the right price he would be interested in the "talented, young Striker who knows where the goal is". Manzano would be ideal for the Gunners as he is natural goal scorer that would link up nicely with Robin Van Persie and with the supporters calling on Wenger to spend big this summer he may be persuaded to make a move.

Wherever the young Columbian ends up this summer he is sure to make an impact but the clubs management will have a major job on their hands to rein in the nightlife loving striker as well as sorting out his 'arrogant' attitude which fellow professionals have spoken out about. Maybe Wenger will be the ideal man to change that, only time will tell.

Manzano pictured at one of his late night parties