Manchester City waiting on James Milner’s future

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James Milner has got Manchester City waiting for him to decide about his future over the renewal of his contract. The Independent report the 28 year old wants guarantees of first team football before he signs his name on the dotted line.

Milner joined Man City from Aston Villa in August 2010 for a fee of £28.5m and has since played 102 times in the Premier League for the current champions. Milner was important in Manuel Pellegrini’s squad last season with 31 appearances and his tenacity and work rate make him an regular factor.

However, Milner fears first team opportunities as a wide midfielder may become limited but could be helped due to the home-grown rules Manchester City have been given. The Blue half of Manchester broke the financial fair play rules last season so as a result their squad size will be cut to 21 for the Champions League, 5 of these must be home-grown players for which James Milner qualifies.

The midfielder also is a mainstay in Roy Hodgson’s England squad and has 47 caps for his nation including an appearance at this summers World Cup in Brazil.

Milner is often stereotyped as a boring personality, apparently a long way from the mark, because of this a parody Twitter account has been set up so for a bit of light entertainment follow the link to it here.