The hypervitaminated city

first_imgMoney is not everything in the world of football, but if it comes in torrential amounts, it helps. It has happened to Manchester City. In 1999 he was punishing the Third English and now he is the king of spending on signings across Europe. Since Guardiola arrived in 2016, the entity has pulled a checkbook with € 776.3M in 28 transfers (compared to 249.7 in sales) to raise seven titles (two Premier, one FA Cup, two League Cups and one Community Shield). They did not come cheap, to 75 million euros the trophy … A City molded to the expensive tastes of Pep that was already covered in black gold in a process of living in the shadow of United to be new rich as he details, in his book ‘Richer than God’ (‘Richer than God’), the British journalist and fan citizen David Conn. From old Maine Road to spend € 230m in an ultramodern Academy for the quarry, under the pall of Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The City had passed from the eccentric Thai politician Taksim Shinawatra, who signed Kompany but lost his presentation because he escaped by tax evasion, to those of the owner of one of the biggest fortunes of the planet, whose sap is oil . He went around the club like a sock. “When the Sheikh Mansour arrived, the organization of the City was almost amateur and the offices had no windows”Conn tells in his book.An overbooking of laterals …Thus, this hypervitaminated City and under the command of CEO Ferran Soriano has allowed himself the luxury of granting Guardiola seven sides. Alone between Cancelo, Mendy, Kyle Walker and Danilo has disbursed 205 million … A flow of signings baptized by Jürgen Klopp with his usual sneer: “It’s Fantasy Land; if they want a player, they buy it” Complaints that had the acid response of Pep himself. Therefore, the two-year UEFA sanction without playing in Europe for violating the Financial Fair Play is a torpedo more to the City’s sporting ambition to finally win the Champions League than to its economy, guaranteed from Abu Dhabi. Whatever happens.center_img The economic portrait of Manchester City, the rival of Real Madrid in the round of 16 of the Champions League.last_img read more

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