Manchester City and England midfielder James Milner is reportedly has held talks with both Arsenal and Liverpool concerning the expiration of his contract. He enjoyed a solid campaign for Manchester City and is in demand now his contract is set to be ended. In fact, Manchester City are expected to be active in the summer transfer window following a disappointing title defense during the campaign.
The versatile Milner featured regularly for Manchester City last season and the club are believed to have offered him improved terms to stay. With the tally he had given to City during the campaign, the midfielder will feel that he deserves more playing time. Milner’s experience as player is vast as he spent times in several Europe clubs including Leeds United, Swindon Town as loan, Newcastle United, Aston Villa, and finally arrived in Manchester City in 2010.
James Milner is a fan favorite at the Etihad, and has been wherever he’s played, while his experience of top-flight football is vast.The England international joined City from Aston Villa in the summer of 2010, helping the club win two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and the League Cup.Milner has 53 England caps to his name and is in the squad once again for the friendly against Republic of Ireland on June 7 and the Euro 2016 qualifier in Slovenia on June 14.
The 29-year-old has been at Manchester City since the summer of 2010 but has been linked with a switch to Liverpool for a while and it seems that Arsenal are also now contenders for his signature.Even in slightly limited action, Milner managed seven Premier League assists last season and scored five times into the bargain.
Milner has predominantly played his career as a winger, but his defensive skills and ability to instigate attacking moves could see him shine as a deep-lying playmaker. He willbecome a free agent when his City contract expires this summer and will not make a decision about his future until after the upcoming England games.
Now the fans may ask, should City keeps Milner in the upcoming transfer window? With City losing just two of the 18 matches Milner started in 2014/15, and five of the 20 he didn’t, it’s obvious he still has a worth to the team.But he started just 18 of the 32 Premier League games he appeared in last term and it has been suggested that he would be interested in a move to a club where he would be a regular starter.