According Brazilian site Folha Online, the MSI takeover of the club could result in Alan Pardew being handed a Chelskiesque transfer budget of 100M. According to the CaughtOffside Translatormatron 4000 ™,
The Iranian, cartolas says some corintianos, can assume the management of the West Ham. In the passed year, it said to have offered 293 million euros (about R$ 843 million) to assume the English team, that does not gain an important heading since 1980, when won the Pantry of England. In this season, he occupies the seventh position in the National one. In accordance with Kia, would be 66 million euros to buy the club, others 44 million euros to liquidate debts, 41,5 million euros for investments and others 146,5 million euros to acquire new players.
The rumor is strong enough the lads at Kumb.com are already mulling over how best to spend the cash.
It really is interesting to see how quickly supporters can go from despising Chelsea and their ’empty’ achievements, to suddenly not having a problem with it once it’s their club with the cash to blow. And can you blame them?
Portsmouth and Aston Villa are likely to view their outside investments the same way. The days of taking pride in top level success as the result of natural progression, smart management, and good coaching could be numbered.
Whether it’s a good or bad thing remains to be seen. Many supporters complain about how predictable and boring the Premiership has become with Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal so far out in front financially. Perhaps things will actually be better when foreign investment levels the playing fielding where sponsorship money and TV revenue do not.