Manchester City Eyes Landon Donovan

GackSports.comContributor IJuly 30, 2010

CARSON, CA - JULY 22:  Landon Donovan #10 of the Los Angeles Galaxy looks on prior to a corner kick in the second half of their MLS match against the San Jose Earthquakes at The Home Depot Center on July 22, 2010 in Carson, California. Donovan scored on the rebound to tie the game 2-2. The Earthquakes and the Galaxy played to a 2-2 draw.  (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
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After a successful World Cup, Landon Donovan’s stock is at an all time high.

As a result, Man City has finally admitted being interested in the MLS superstar.

“Donovan is a good player. Could be possible,” manager Roberto Mancini said Wednesday. “The market is open until the end of August. Could be.”

Of course, MLS commissioner Don Garber has already stated they the MLS would not field offers for the LA Galaxy midfielder, but at at the right price they may be forced to reconsider.

“If we need to have a discussion at some point, then we will,” Donovan said about the situation. “But at this point that’s his opinion. If I were the commissioner I would say the same thing.”

Any potential deal would have to be worth a record amount of money. Donovan greed in December to a four-year contract with MLS $2.05 million per year, a number that could shoot up to the $10 million range if he signs with Man City.

However, Landon’s best option may not involve Man City at all. Man City’s roster is already stacked with star players, which means Landon may find himself fighting for regular playing time. That’s why his best option may be to rejoin Everton, with whom he played during a 10-week loan from the Galaxy.

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