Money can buy you anything you want, but there’s one thing it can’t buy, and that’s friends. Ok, well maybe it can buy friends, but it surely won’t buy you respect from your football peers.
Speaking ahead of Thursday’s Uefa Cup clash against Manchester City, Stale Solbakken, Copenhagen’s manager, ripped into the Midlands club for their audacious spending.
“I think that such incredible sums will take part in destroying football. They are creating too big a mental distance between what we call reality and then Manchester City.”
“The hardest part for City is that they, by tradition, are not a big football club and therefore all the money in the world does not make a difference for them,” Solbakken said. “They brought in Wayne Bridge even though he is only marginally better than what they had already and that says how hard it is to get the best players even though you have lots of money.” (Ekstra-Bladet)
Destroying football might be taking it a bit far, but there’s good reason to believe that the club could be changing the footballing landscape as we know it. They have already tried their best to bribe AC Milan to part ways with Kaka; plus, this summer will surely be interesting, as the club goes after some of the biggest names in the game with a war chest at their disposal.
But what do you think? Are City ruining the game with their audacious spending habits?