There’s good news for Landon Donovan.
Despite the United States’ early exit from the World Cup, Donovan’s three-goal effort in the tournament did not go unnoticed. Yahoo reports that Manchester City of the English Premier League sent scouts to all four of Donovan’s World Cup games, and they did not leave disappointed.
This bodes well for Donovan’s wallet. Manchester City — owned by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, a member of the ruling family of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates — has vowed to splurge on big-name free agents this offseason, in an effort to erase its reputation as the "other Manchester club."
Sheikh Mansour’s group of investors has put $250 million into the team since purchasing it in 2008.
Donovan’s price tag has been estimated at $12 million in transfer fees.