The most versatile player in the star-studded Manchester City squad is undoubtedly James Milner, who shows his English grit and determination wherever he plays, and he generally plays SOMEWHERE in nearly every game even filling in as a centre-forward recently.
He has matured a lot over the years, and despite being 29 years old, obviously has a wealth of talent and experience that could improve any team. Arsenal have been linked to Milner for some time as his contract has run down, and the latest rumours say that he is considering offers from both Liverpool and Arsenal ahead of the summer.
The City manager Manuel Pellegrini is very keen for Milner to remain at the Etihad, but he doesn’t seem at all confident that he’ll sign an extension. Pellegrini said in the Express: “When you are trying to sign a contract you need both parties to agree to it, so that is why it is not so easy to get it signed.
“But I repeat the most important thing is that the club wants Milner to stay here and he has to decide what he wants to do with his future.”
At this moment in time I would have thought that Arsenal would surely be favourites over Liverpool (going by current League positions) but most articles also seem to suggest that the important thing for Milner is the promise of a regular place in the starting line-up, so if the rumours of an offer from Arsenal are true, would we have the space for him to play regularly?