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Mee Next? Its Official Man City!

Mee Next? Its Official Man City!

Hot on the heels of signing Kieran Trippier on a permanent deal, there is now a strong hint that Burnley could also be in the market to complete a similar deal for Ben Mee.

The defender, curently on loan from Manchester City has impressed this season both at left-back and in his preferred position of centre back.

The 22 year old England international joined Burnley on a season long loan in July last summer and is now along with Trippier a key player in the back four for the Clarets.

Who suggests we might also be seeking a permanent deal for Mee? Well surprisngly this is not coming from media gossip or indeed from fans forums but from the Official Manchester City website itself.

In an article reporting the permanent deal for Trippier they add at the end that, quote:

'Burnley could tie up a deal for another Blues loan star, Ben Mee in the coming days.'

Eddie Howe also seems to suggest such a deal could be on the cards and indeed the statement also suggests that yet another loan player at Turf Moor, Wolves Sam Vokes could be another target.

"In the majority of cases, whenever we take loan players it`s with a view to taking them permanently because I think that`s the best way to use the loan system, said Howe recently.

This is all encouraging news and after the Jack Cork fiasco perhaps the club have learned a lesson or two and are now getting in bids quickly before the opportunity evaporates and other clubs with more money step in and poach our loan players from under our noses.

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Date:Tuesday January 3 2012
Time: 3:15PM


Things are looking up! If we get Mee and Vokes as well, I will be well-pleased. All we have to do then is keep Jay Rod add some defence/midfield cover and jobs a goodun! Simples!! ;-)
03/01/2012 15:19:00
Can't argue with any of that tmp. I thought Xmas was over though ? An excellent New Year present for all of us if it comes off .
03/01/2012 15:54:00
Stunning news, just back on the PC and this is superb stuff. It would appear we have loaned players who like us? Lets not overlook all the good work done spending money on the pitch, Gawthorpe and the Centre of Excellence all these factors start to add up and obviously the YOUNG manager is inspiring these youngsters. Chuffed to bits, if we sign Mee I may even go on a diet.
03/01/2012 16:09:00
Aye, good news indeed :) Mee would be a good permanent reinforcement, but even with Tripps & Mee, the squad isn't bigger then now.. With Duff out and Tripps banned for one match... Easton on left, Mee + Amougou in middle and Edgar on right.. Not ideal is it? And are only have two defenders shorter then usual..
03/01/2012 16:16:00
Oh, and isn't Amougou also on his way out too? That leaves ut with three team defenders.... Still lacking numbers
03/01/2012 16:17:00
I see where you are coming from nor, but its that what if for me that we have overcome, what if Southampton or west ham bid to Man City for Tripps and Mee then we are really in the brown stuff, so signing players who we know have loads of potential is superb imo. Lacking in numbers just like when we went up last time.....
03/01/2012 16:26:00
You have a good point Rouge and I agree with you. Having Southampton snapping up another of our players wouldn't be nice at all, but still we are lacking numbers. Injuries will allways occur and the defence is our weakest place in form of numbers. Don't get me wrong, its great to have secured Tripps and having Mee on the cards, but it doesn't change the fact that we are still lacking numbers.
03/01/2012 16:38:00
I wonder how close the young lad Tom Anderson is to getting a chance to step up, not seen him that often but every time I have he appears a big confident defender. We could do with at least one more defender signed in this window, be it loan or permanent. Duff, Edgar, Easton, Mee, Trippier and Andre if he stays is the minimum I guess.
03/01/2012 16:50:00
I Will be over the moon if Mee signs a 3year+ deal with us.
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03/01/2012 17:02:00
The Moon? Ill be on Pluto!! lol :-)
03/01/2012 17:05:00
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