Stephen Ireland demands Manchester City exit after losing patience at Eastlands

25 May 2010 12:05
Manchester City midfielder Stephen Ireland has officially asked to leave the club. [LNB]On is way? Ireland has asked to leave City [LNB]Ireland, player of the year at Eastlands in 2008/09, has grownfrustrated at a lack of opportunities under coach Roberto Mancini andhas asked City to invite offers from elsewhere.[LNB]City manager Mancini does not particularly want to lose Ireland but is aware the former Republic of Ireland international has become unsettled and has given the go-ahead for the 23-year-old to move on. [LNB]With City trying to persuade Aston Villa to sell England midfielderJames Milner and also showing interest in Everton's Mikel Arteta, theclub could certainly afford to be without Ireland next season. [LNB]However, there is some sadness at Eastlands that a player whoenjoyed such a good season during Mark Hughes's first year as Citymanager has become so unhappy.[LNB]  Bad news Manchester City! Barcelona striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic reveals rain might put him off moveMan City want Arteta! Mancini lines up £20m bid and new move for MilnerManchester City offer £20m in chase for Aston Villa midfielder James Milner MANCHESTER CITY FC

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