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Manchester City plot summer Barcelona raid
- Updated: 28 March, 2012
Manchester City are planning a summer swoop for Barcelona’s Adriano say reports today on TalkSPORT.
City boss Roberto Mancini is looking to add some new faces to his squad at the Etihad Stadium and the blues have now entered the race to sign the Brazilian fullback.
Adriano arrived at Barcelona in the summer of 2010 from fellow la liga side Sevilla, however the 27-year-old has found opportunities limited at the Catalan club and has managed just 32 appearances under Pep Guardiola.
Capped 13 times by Brazil, Adriano can also play in midfield and has a versatility which means he has been utilised on both sides of the pitch by Guardiola.
Reports from Spain recently reported Adriano would leave the Camp Nou at the end of the season with Bayern Munich and Juventus also said to be interested in the player’s services.
However Catalan daily SPORT claim City have made strong moves to bring the experienced full-back to Manchester and a bidding war could ensue.
City are currently second in the Premier League and Roberto Mancini is already planning to strengthen his squad ahead of another run in the Uefa Champion League.