Date:Monday May 12 2008
Rafa Benitez has rather bizarrely claimed that Arsenal over spend on their young players whilst the Liverpool transfer policy is much more economical.
The Reds manager claimed on Liverpool TV that his side got his young players on the cheap whilst Arsenal over pay.
'I think we are signing fantastic young players but not spending big, big money. I think that is massive difference between Arsenal and us. They have spent big money on young players for a long time.
We are signing players that sometimes you only have to pay compensation for, so we are trying to do our best not to spend too much money. If I told you some of the figures we have paid for certain players and what other clubs are paying you'd be surprised.' Said Benitez.
Rafa must be forgetting that two of Arsenal's four players from the Premier League team of the season were acquired for less than a million quid, whilst the player who arguably should have replaced Gerrard in that team was also brought in for a nominal fee.
Cesc Fabregas, Gael Clichy, Matty Flamini, Nicklas Bendtner, Armnand Traore, Denilson, Alex Song, Robin van Persie, Phileppe Senderos & Kolo Toure were all bought for under £15 Million COMBINED, whilst Rafa himself paid more than £8 Million for a player who Arsenal bought for £2.5 Million only a few years before.
This is not the first time the Liverpool gaffer has had a pop at Arsenal's financial clout after recently claiming the scousers don't have the spending power of the Gunners despite shelling out more money for players each summer for the past 20000 years.
Date:Monday May 12 2008
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