Milner seals City move with pledge to win title this season
Thursday 19 August 2010
James Milner will not settle for second best at Manchester City after finally sealing his move from Aston Villa. Milner, 24, wants nothing less than the Premier League title in his debut season at Eastlands.
The England midfielder said: "It didn't take too much selling by the boss [Roberto Mancini] when you see the players who are already here and the plans for the club. The last thing he said to me was 'be ready for the next game', and then he said 'be ready to win the Premier League', and that's my ultimate aim – that's what I want to do.
"There's a lot of competition to get there, it's where we all want to be. I'm ambitious and I want to win trophies here and I believe we will.
"I'm ready and raring to go now we've finally got everything done. I can't wait to start a new chapter."
Milner will sit out City's Europa League play-off first-leg match against Timisoara in Romania tonight and instead could make his debut against Liverpool on Monday.
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