The Bundesliga is hitting out at Manchester City for their absurd spending over the last couple of months. Bayern Munich, a club that is one of many that constantly turns a profit each year, believes the Eastlands club is ruining the game of football, and they for one won’t stand for it!
The Bayern Munich general manager, Uli Hoeness, has attacked Manchester City’s extravagant transfers tactics, saying the club had invested its money unwisely and that their expensive signings “can do absolutely nothing”. “I saw the Premier League game between Stoke City and Manchester City,” he said. “I noticed that millions have been invested by certain people there very badly. I saw that they can do absolutely nothing, even though they were very expensive.” (The Guardian)
Hoeness is correct. Manchester City have spent gobs of money on players that would have gone for half the price to any other team not named Manchester City. Whilst Bellamy’s price was over the top at £14m, Nigel de Jong takes the cake as the worst move in City’s winter window. The Hamburg player, who made his move to the club for around £16m, could have been had this summer for £2.3m. Was it really that hard to wait a couple more months for his services? What it boils down to is a lack of common sense.
So what do you make of Bayern’s comments? Are Manchester City a disgrace to football, or do they make the game more interesting?