There is good news and bad news on the Manchester City transfer front.
The good news is that Jack Rodwell has done a recent about-face and now claims he was misquoted in earlier reports about young players like him signing at City.
“I actually said, ‘The last thing I could say to any young player is don’t sign for City’. And somehow that was translated into ‘don’t sign for City,’" Rodwell told The Sunday Times, according to David Lynch of the Manchester Evening News.
Well, that has to be a huge relief for City, knowing that someone as influential as Rodwell gives the club his blessing.
The bad news is that City are almost certainly not going to do any further buying in this transfer window. And given their start to the season, why would they?
Because of their Financial Fair Play difficulties, the best thing City could do for themselves in the time that remains in this window is to pull a Randolph and Mortimer Duke at the end of Trading Places.
N.B.: For "home-grown player rule" reasons, it would be impossible or close to it for City to make all 10 of these moves. These are all just options City might consider.