Clichy sold on idea of join­ing Yanks

Midweek Sport - - NEWS - By TIM ABRA­HAM

GAEL CLICHY’S Manch­ester City fu­ture is in doubt af­ter the left-back ad­mit­ted he would be tempted by a move to Ma­jor League Soc­cer.

The 28-year-old de­fender said for­mer Arse­nal team-mate Thierry Henry, cur­rently at New York Red Bulls, has sold him on the idea of play­ing in Amer­ica.

France in­ter­na­tional Clichy joined City on a free trans­fer from Arse­nal in 2011 and has two years left on his con­tract at the Eti­had.

“Thierry says he loves New York. It makes you think that, if the op­por­tu­nity comes, why not try MLS?” said Clichy.

“The chance to be a part of a new league that is grow­ing big­ger and big­ger year af­ter year – that’s a great chal­lenge.

“The way he’s talk­ing about it means that he loves it. It makes me want to try it if the pos­si­bil­ity comes.”

City boss Manuel Pel­le­grini is poised to launch a bid to sign Va­len­cia de­fender Adil Rami if he fails

in his at­tempt to land Martin Demiche­lis.

Pel­le­grini has been frus­trated in try­ing to do a £5mil­lion deal for Atletico Madrid’s Demiche­lis, with Va­len­cia ready to sell Rami for around £6m.

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