In what could have been a dare made by Red Devils Chairman David Gill to other football teams owner especially to the Man City owner, he says that if they could come up with 170 million euros, he would be willing to sell football ace Cristiano Ronaldo. But then according to him that will be unlikely since they would not be willing to do so. Is he right then? With the way things are going right now at the Premiership, anything unlikely is quite possible. The past five years has changed the atmosphere of the premiership eversince foreign takeovers started by Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich. Money has become of no object and it seems courtesy is no longer observe in the buying and selling of players making them more like a commodity in the football supermarket.
In the dailymail interview with Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger such talks of bidding and buying certain players for just one team is counterproductive for football future.
Power-shifting has defined today’s Premiership and even the fans has been worrying over the recent turn of events. Man City fanatics may be overwhelmed with the way their fortune is turning. But what about the Toon and over there at Anfield and other teams who are debt ridden right now. Are they just waiting for those money loaded Arabs to turn things right for them?
Arsene Wenegr has the right to attack these foreign owners. As he said:
“Clubs should live within their natural resources. If you push that too far, there are no rules any more and there is too much destabilisation. You cannot come out ‘next week we pay £250,000-a-week to Ronaldo and £135m’, when the player has a six-year contract with Manchester United. It is not acceptable. Football is not a supermarket. The football bodies have to make sure that money is ruled properly and used well for the ethic of the game.”
Too right Wenger. Me, if i have 170 million euros, i will not buy Cristiano Ronalso, i will bail out Liverpool and buy them for myself…
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