In August 2008, the club and fans felt they were being blessed, as Abu Dhabi United Group took over Manchester City FC making it the richest club in the world. Within weeks of the taking over, the club bought Robinho for an English record fee of 32.5 million, now broken off course by Fernando Torres.
In the summer of 2009 the club spent over 100 million on player transfers such as Carlos Tevez, Garreth Barry, Kolo Toure. Isn’t 100 million a lot for the club which finished 10th last season? or Isn’t 100 million too much money given to manager, who was going to be sacked mid- season?
Even with signings of 100 million euros, the club could not win a Champions League spot, as they lost out to ‘sensible spenders’ Tottenham Hotspurs. Once again the Sky Blues would have to make do by fighting in the second tier Europa League.
At the start of the new season in 2010. The reinforcements of 120 million were splashed out on bringing players like Yaya Toure, David Silva and Mario Balotelli – becoming challengers to lift the league. Again City splashed out 30 million on the Bosnian Superstar Edin Dzeko. Loaning out many of the superstars like Adebayor and Santa Cruz were loaned out as not being part of the plans. What is the logic? You loan out two proven strikers you have, and bring one more striker in to make him sit at the bench? Man city are good at defying logic.
A club like Man City has to be fighting for the title. At the top of the league, with the squad they have. But what has been seen again and again is the club lacks chemistry. When your players get into altercations in the middle of the training, and your captain submits a transfer request there ought to be something wrong doesn’t it? Maybe Mancini never heard of the quote ‘Too many cooks spoil the food’.
Man City with a squad worth of 200 million euros sitting third in the table is impressive, but when you spend so much, or in other words when you spend too much, you have to be at the top of the league. Not 8 points behind the leaders with a game played more than them.
The way Manchester City is currently doing things, winning the title is going to be an almost impossible task. An Advice to the City chiefs, stop spending so much. You are doing more harm to the fans and the club than good. Or have the fans started celebrating signings more than the silverware. For they know, one thing that would happen if City didn’t win the Premiership would be. The Premier League officials would get a 60 million bid from Manchester City for the league trophy. Then they surely would be league champions.