- Colin Cranmer
Reports: Manchester City set to honour three more club legends with statues at the Etihad Stadium
Club legends of the 1960 and 70s: Colin Bell, Francis Lee and Mike Summerbee will join Vincent Kompany, David Silva and Sergio Aguero in being immortalized outside City's home ground.
Manchester City's modern-day legends will be side by side to the legends of the club's last trophy-laden 'golden era' during the 1960s and 1970s, with Colin Bell, Francis Lee, and Mike Summerbee joining Vincent Kompany, David Silva and Sergio Aguero.
Simon Bajkowski of the Manchester Evening News revealed that the club and in particular club chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak were keen to recognise and honour the legends of the past.
The revealing of the Vincent Kompany and David Silva statues before the Arsenal match on Saturday was met with overwhelmingly positive reviews despite some scepticism of leaks beforehand. The two players were delighted with the outcome of the iron-based figures which stand tall around the home of the ground in which they brought so much success.
Photos courtesy of Simon Stacpoole Offside/Imago
The Glasgow-born sculptor Andy Scott, who was commissioned by the club for the Vincent Kompany and David Silva works - along with the Sergio Aguero statue, which should be finished and unveiled by the club next year - will not be working on the Colin Bell, Mike Summerbee and Franny Lee statues. With the club hoping to reflect the different era that the players belong to, Manchester City will go for a different sculptor on this project.
The trio themselves won trophies in the same regard as the modern-day legends; top division titles, FA Cups, League Cups, Community Shields and even European success. All three were viewed by those who watched them play in the same light by us who were lucky enough to witness the greats of Vincent Kompany, David Silva, and Sergio Aguero week in, week out. They will rightfully stand tall together as two eras are fused together and immortalized outside the Etihad Stadium.
Written by: @colgcra
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