You go back to that Summer, see what we did (breaking the British transfer record twice with Ruud and Seba)- ok, we didn't win anything that season and were dumb in selling Stam, but those were the years when we behaved like a big club..Following Summers we signed :That’s was terrible by everyone at the club, I remember when Juve lost Zidane, they instantly went out and replaced him with Pavel fecking Nedved who was actually better for Juventus than the former. That’s what you do when you lose a top player
Yeah but PSG, Madrid, Barca, they all have money but they’ve never been able to prise them away. It’s not as if they’re on massive salaries either, aren’t they both on something like 200k?Wonder what that reason is
“Unknown”... no my friend, “it is known” $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
I dont think any of the Premier League clubs that sold players to both clubs besides maybe Tottenham wanted to sell, the players head was turned & a good offer came inCan't sign players from city(or psg) that they don't want to sell
City have been really good at keeping their players happy and not letting them run their contracts down unless they were fine with losing them
Difference is city's players are unwilling to force the issue. We tried for Aguero and Silva and both times we couldn't even open talks. As i said, city are really good at keeping their players happyI dont think any of the Premier League clubs that sold players to both clubs besides maybe Tottenham wanted to sell, the players head was turned & a good offer came in
Im sure if you ask United, Chelsea, Arsenal & Liverpool they would tell you they would of rather had these players stay then not
It’s not as if they’re on massive salaries either, aren’t they both on something like 200k?
Valencia never had a whole season of consistent WC performances, but he went on long periods of form where he was unplayable, what I mean by that is that doesn’t matter who he was up against, one on one with some space for him to run to, he was getting the better of every single full back on the planet.Cause it’s not true. He was a very decent winger, World Class he absolutely was not, not close.
It actually makes sense that a very successful club can keep their players happy more easily. Also, even if Aguero and Silva are very good players, they are not the Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar, Mbappe etc kind, so it doesn't make so much sense for buying clubs to make a really big move for them.Difference is city's players are unwilling to force the issue. We tried for Aguero and Silva and both times we couldn't even open talks. As i said, city are really good at keeping their players happy
We all have our opinions and Valencia was in the Lee Sharpe (loved Sharpey), Andrei Kanchelskis level of winger when playing at his very very best. He was never remotely close to the Ronaldo, Giggs, Beckham level.Valencia never had a whole season of consistent WC performances.
Yes well they were but the deal feel through a few months ago. But it was agreed as far back as 2014 so it would go towards possibly explaining why Real haven't pursued any City players in the last few years.So basically Citys owners are paying for Madrids stadium revamp.
Since the leaked documents came out showing that Mancini was being paid a second "consultancy wage" I think this is likely true. It probably is a combination of things. I'd imagine that there's something going on behind the scenes between City and Madrid.I'm convinced City players are being paid huge sums of money, their actual reported wages are lies.
Exactly.Wonder what that reason is
“Unknown”... no my friend, “it is known” $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Really? Why is it hilarious? It's pretty obvious to all sane people, that a shitty little club like City could neither attract nor keep world class footballers without huge payments of the unofficial blood money.
Nothing to see here.
Whatever it is, the players are loyal to the club, and still hungry for success. We have a huge job getting back to that level, if ever.I have often wondered the same thing. Aguero for example is never linked away with a move, even when he was out of favour when Pep first arrived.
There's definitely something more, probably massively inflated contracts with ridiculous bonuses. There's no other reason why players seem to have this unbound loyalty to City. Very rarely do you see a City player ask to leave, or make advances towards other clubs. I'm guessing they're being paid more than the players at Chinese clubs too.
We’ve got actual evidence man with Mancini, “tin foil hats” indeed.
Benzema is the 6th highest goalscorer of all time for madrid with a better goals to games ratio than raul (marginally). He also played second fiddle to ronaldo for almost all of it.We have all seen over the years as soon as a Premier League players reaches the world class or near world class level the big 2 in Spain start sniffing around i.e RVN, Beckham, Suarez, Ronaldo, Hazard, Bale etc.
City have been brilliant for 5 or 6 years now on the field, and have pretty much tried to steal Barcelonas philosophy in terms of playing style, manager & sporting director and never once have we seen Barca attempt to sign one of Citys players from them. Even though the likes of Silva, De Bruyne, Bernardo etc would of slotted right into their playing style. Kompany also
Real on the other hand have lacked a world class number 9 for nearly a decade now with Benzema being so hot & cold and we have pretty much seen them get every target they have properly pursued in the last decade and beyond, especially from the Premier League. Yet never once have they properly been linked with any City players.
I once heard a rumour that because of the Etihad & Emirates links there was a gentlemans agreement between the two clubs to never pursue one of Citys players. All I can think of down the years is Adebayors loan deal & City signing Robinho.
Why is this? Im referring to proper attempts to sign players also not Daily Star links of Sterling to Madrid
Here we go again.Really? Why is it hilarious? It's pretty obvious to all sane people, that a shitty little club like City could neither attract nor keep world class footballers without huge payments of the unofficial blood money.
You really think David Silva and Aguero dreamed of playing for a waste of time, loser club like little City before the horrific regime who slaughter innocent Yemeni children and are slave owners and systemic human rights abusers, took over.
We already know that Mancini was getting double pay. And you weaponised UAE supporters think the footballers stay for the love of the little club
You lot need to grow the feck up and stop cheerleading the disgusting Arab Emirates blood money project.
This is a very valid point. I think this may backfire on PSG in the long term though as big players will realise they can’t move on if things don’t go so well.The thing is that the owners of PSG is basically Qatar. Extremly rich. I think one of the few places were you still have slaves is in the middle east including Qatar. People from Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Afghanistan work extremly hard for little money. They are taken advantage at and most cases their passwords are held back, so they can't move freely. The arabs feel themselves suppirior to them and do not threat them equal.
When a player wants to leave United, Real Madrid, Barcelona etc. No matter how important the player is the clubs gives in ind the end. Because we are dealing with real people and if they want to move on, you cannot hold them back. You try to struck as good a deal as possible.
PSG on the other hand won't let their player go, no matter what. Even if the player clearly state they want to leave. They feel a sense of ownership of them. They look at them like labor like the poor workers in Qatar whom they threat like they want.
We saw this with Verratti who was wanted by Barcelona and the player wanted to leave. Nothing happened. He was told he will not be allowed to leave. Instead PSG went for Neymar and bought him to show Barcelona to not feck with PSG.
Rabiot is another case. He played hardball. They let his contract run out, sent him to second team, but did not let any club buy him.
Mbappe also want to leave and is linked with Real Madrid, but he will not be allowed to leave.
So the answer to your question is that it's pointless going after PSG big players. They wont sell. They don't need the money and It does not matte what the player want.
So that's the answer to your question. Idk City that well, but might be similar to FC Qatar aka PSG.
Real Madrid thought made deals with City. City bought the useless Danilo and RM bought Brahim Diaz recently.
Nonsense.It's simple. Players at City don't want to leave, they are paid huge sums of money, they are capable of competing for all titles, they actually improve themselves because they have a good coach. Plus they are good at contract negotiations and also ensure that they pay their players what they are worth and don't let the wage structure break. Simply they know how to run a business and this is known to Barca and Madrid too.
You don't like the truth I see.Here we go again.
Personally I think that you’re the one who needs to grow up mate.