Manchester City media round-up: Richards feels his career at club is over

Micah Richards

A round up of news stories this morning related to Manchester City.

Micah Richards has been quoted by FourFourTwo suggesting he feels the door is closed for him at Manchester City.

The versatile defender is currently on loan at Serie A club Fiorentina, as he looks to get his career back on course.

“I do feel it is closed now at City for me unless Roberto Mancini got the job and wanted to bring me back in,” said the defender.

The comments appear to suggest that he’ll be expecting a permanent move away from the club in the summer.

Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony has been quoted by the Daily Star suggesting he wants to hit the ground running with the club.

Bony’s appearances for City, after a move from Swansea City, were delayed by his participation in the African Cup of Nations.

He’s now looking to make up for lost time across all competitions he’s eligible to represent the club in.

“It feels like a while since I signed the contract but finally I'm here, I'm really happy about that and now I'm just focusing on this Saturday's game,” he said.

Manchester City midfielder Frank Lampard has been quoted by ESPN suggesting the club will win the Champions League at some point.

City face the massive task of taking on Barcelona in the first leg of their last 16 match next week.

Lampard feels the club have the quality to push for success in Europe over the next few seasons.

“This is a trophy every big club needs in their collection and, the way City are heading, it is one that will happen at some point,” he said.

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