Corluka opts for City stay

11 August 2008 08:18
Manchester City boss Mark Hughes has persuaded Vedran Corluka to stay with the club. The 22-year-old Croatia international had been linked with a move to Tottenham but has now committed himself to City. Hughes told City's official website: "I'm a huge admirer of Vedran. He's a top-class player with a bright future ahead of him and I'm delighted that he continues to be a part of our plans at Manchester City. "It's a real boost for everyone at the club. Vedran is a great lad and I'm really looking forward to working with him over the coming seasons." The defender was snapped up by former City boss Sven Goran Eriksson last summer and was a regular in the first team in 2007-08, appearing in 42 games for the club.

Source: ESA