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Media Watch: City aces top players of decade poll

Media Watch: City aces top players of decade poll
We may still be in the midst of the international break but there’s no shortage of City-centric news and views in Tuesday’s media round-up.

The Mirror have drawn up a list of what they consider the 50 greatest Premier League players of the past decade.

And 11 City stars past and present feature prominently in the rankings – with a trio of legendary Blues making their top three.

Elsewhere, there is a fascinating interview with our young central defender Joel Latibeaudiere, who is spending the season on loan with FC Twente, on how he is finding life in the Netherlands.

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And there is a snippet of the latest transfer gossip so plenty to digest this Tuesday morning…


Daily MirrorThe 50 greatest Premier League players of the decade

Mark Jones: "From Sergio Aguero's last gasp title-clincher to the Leicester miracle and Manchester City's centurions, it has been an eventful 10 years in the English top-flight.

"Well against our better judgement (and because it's the international break) we've decided to look back and select our top 50 players in the division from the past 10 years.

"Click on the link to discover the full list but here’s the top three…

3: Vincent Kompany

"Manchester City's former inspirational leader got his hands on the Premier League trophy four times in the 2010s, and scored that unforgettable strike against Leicester that effectively clinched glory last season.

2: David Silva

"One of the most graceful players ever to play in the division, the Spaniard will leave City at the end of the season having already picked up four league titles and a place in Premier League folklore.

1: Sergio Aguero  

"The scorer of a record 172 Premier League goals across the last 10 years, the Argentinean is certainly responsible for the most dramatic moment of the era as he clinched the first of four league titles for Manchester City in the decade."

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Transfer gossip - City tracking PSG youngster?

"Manchester City are reportedly interested in signing Paris Saint-Germain youngster Edouard Michut.

"The 16-year-old, who largely operates as an attacking midfielder, has been likened to first-team star Marco Verratti by sections of the French media.

"According to Sky Sports News, City are keen on a swoop for the teenager, although the Premier League champions are likely to face competition from Barcelona should they make a move.

"Michut, who has been capped at Under-16 level by France, largely turns out for PSG's Under-17 side but has also been involved with their Under-19s.

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"The Citizens are also said to be monitoring the performances of Borussia Dortmund's 16-year-old attacker Giovanni Reyna as they plan for the future."

From the players

The FA.comLatibeaudiere on life in the Netherlands

"England Under-20s captain Joel Latibeaudiere admits he’s enjoying life at the moment.

"After spending most of last season frustrated on the sidelines through injury, the Manchester City defender is back in the international fold and experiencing first-team football on loan with FC Twente in the Netherlands.

"The 19-year-old skippered the Young Lions to a 2-2 draw against Italy in Parma last week, and Keith Downing’s squad are now back on home soil for Monday’s game with Czech Republic in Peterborough.

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"And Latibeaudiere is glad to be back in action again after what he describes as a difficult campaign last time

“It was a frustrating season as I spent most of it out injured, it actually happened at St. George’s Park, but I’m back now and fit and strong so I’m happy with that,” he said.

“I was always looking to go out on loan, but it was about finding the right team and destination for me.

“I looked together with my club and we decided the best decision was to go out to Twente to try and get good game time and it’s a good league to play in.

“A lot of players who have done well out there have gone on to move up, so I’m pleased with my decision and I’m really enjoying it out there at the minute.

“The club know it’s time for me to play first-team football so it’s the ideal scenario.”

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