Manuel Pellegrini wants to sign Steven Gerrard, if he is not signing a new contract with Liverpool. Pellegrini already succeeded with Frank Lampard and fits with team perfectly.
Brenden Rodgers has informed on his recent interview that Liverpool is offered a new deal to Gerrard. The England skipper has to decide stay in Red or change to Blue.
Manchester City manager has taken this as his favor to bring this Liverpool’s legend and use the financial fair play.
36 years old midfielder’s contract ends on June and has big factor with age. Pellegrini said he is not rating the players with age.
He said: “I don’t ever rate players on their age. It depends on the money they cost and the number of years they have left on their contract but, like Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard is a top player who can continue at a high level for a number of years.”
Manchester City lost Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao with rivals Manchester United due to FFP.
He explained the FFP: “We could not do the loan with Falcao because we did not have the space for him in our Champions League squad.
The amount of money for this loan was also too much when you had the Financial Fair Play behind you. But I don’t think we should have regrets about what we did in the summer. We did very well because we did all we could.”
“If you just go by the success of the last few years, this team has won two of the last three titles and was runner-up for the other,”
“Manchester United has a lot of history and won an important amount of titles but maybe football is in the present. I am very happy to be the favourites.”