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Man City owe Malaga £100million next time Willy Caballero kicks long

The City stopper has shown tremendous form by never kicking the ball more than 20 yards this season

Anyone who has watched Willy Caballero play this season will know that he doesn’t like kicking the ball out.

The Argentinian was at fault for Monaco’s opener in the Champions League clash when Radamel Falcao cancelled out Raheem Sterling’s goal.

While most keepers would have chosen to lump the ball down the field, Falcao instead clipped it straight to the feet of Bernardo Silva, who in turn fed Fabinho, who crossed for the Colombian to head home.

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But it’s now emerged that Man City will owe £100million to Malaga next time the goalkeeper kicks past the half-way line, as part of the deal that brought Caballero to the Etihad.

Unofficial director of football Sotavento Cartera, speaking through translator Lee Satchell, explained: “We really didn’t want to lose our Willy back in 2014.

“So I said to the manager at the time to request a ridiculous transfer fee.

“We went back to City and said he’s all yours if you give us £6million up front and then another £100mil when he kicks the ball over the half-way line 20 times.

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“We sat around laughing, but then City came back and said deal. We couldn’t believe it.

“He’s kicked the ball long 19 times, so we’re just waiting for the next one to go long then we’re in the money.

“But now Pep Guardiola is there he’s not allowed to kick the ball above head height. It’s like he’s got feet made of foam.

“We’re devastated. It doesn’t look like the money is going to come in.”