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Citeh doesn't make sense for Cesc

Citeh doesn't make sense for Cesc

Responding to claims by Manchester City`s new front man Sulaiman al-Fahim that he has targeted pass master Fabregas, amongst other prominent world stars in a big spending revolution, Cesc has announced he has no interest in such a move.

He told the Barcelona based daily newspaper Sport: 'It would be suicidal for my career at my 21 years of age to move to City. It would make no sense.'

The new owners of Manchester City, Abu Dhabi United Group, is in turn owned by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, half brother of Abu Dhabi's ruler. The family fortune is conservatively estimated at £425bn.

The Guardian reports that there is some discontent amongst the UAE Sheikhs in what they see as grandstanding by those representing the club following the takeover:

Senior courtiers have acknowledged that publicity surrounding the purchase of Manchester City has created the impression in Britain that the emirate is playing a grotesque game of fantasy football.

They said this was wide of the mark, and Sheikh Mansour was set to use Manchester City as a springboard to improve football in the Gulf and enhance the international reputation of the United Arab Emirates. The management of signings will also be more pragmatic than so far suggested, they insist.
There is a feeling that Sulaiman al-Fahim, the ADUG bid spokesman who proposed to offer £134m for Manchester United's Christiano Ronaldo and bragged 'We are going to be the biggest club in the world," has embarrassed some Sheikhs who believe that he has lost an opportunity to gain respect. 'He should keep his head down or somebody will want to chop it off,' said one courtier.

Following last weeks announcement of an investigation by Uefa into the financial management of football clubs Sulaiman al-Fahim`s braggadocio may yet prove counter productive.

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Date:Saturday September 6 2008
Time: 1:39PM


£425 Billion - What I could do with a days worth of interest on that!!
06/09/2008 13:48:00
A day's interest would only be about £70m or so. Every hour it would make at least £3m. Ker-ching!
06/09/2008 13:55:00
"He should keep his head down or somebody will want to chop it off"... I hope it's just a business metaphor.
06/09/2008 14:35:00
on a more serious note, I hope as many of today's world class players follow Cesc and Buffon and state their non-willingness to play for City in these circumstances. It would send a message to the rich boys that money isn't everything.
06/09/2008 14:42:00
I think it'll take the best part of that 425bn to make Citeh into the greatest club in the world.
06/09/2008 14:53:00
Good job he's got 550bn then isn't it ;)
06/09/2008 15:11:00
" I hope it's just a business metaphor". Not likely.
06/09/2008 15:11:00
Ona serious note, if we are realistically going to attract the likes of Fabregas, we are going to have to prove we can compete with the best. Regardless of money, that takes time! Hughes is the right man to do the job, but it will be a steady progress. A top 6 finish this season will be an outstanding achivevement, and I dont think too many of us honestly expect much more than that.
06/09/2008 15:14:00
I wonder what your new owners are expecting oliverblue?
06/09/2008 15:20:00
You could argue Hughes is under more pressure than ever to deliver now that the money is there, if he doesn't make sure City have atleast a top 10 finish (possibly more) this season he'd be sacked, simple as.
06/09/2008 15:22:00
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