Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak has given an interview to Manchester Evening News (who are pro-City, rather than a neutral media outlet) about his side’s spending.
Mubarak tried to rant on the ‘facts’ about City’s actual clout in the transfer market – rightly claiming that his side don’t have the most expensive goalkeeper, defender, midfielder or forward anymore…
At the time of purchase however, Ederson was the most expensive keeper, Kyle Walker the most expensive fullback, John Stones the most expensive centre-back, Kevin de Bruyne the most expensive midfielder and Raheem Sterling the most expensive teenager…
The only reason other clubs had to spend more is because City completely changed the market.
Mubarak conveniently ignores the fact his club have the highest net spend by an absolute country-mile; a ridiculous wage-bill and the most expensively assembled squad in football history.
Obviously, the club is trying to deflect attention and present a clean image amidst the FFP scandal – but it won’t wash with us or anyone else.
💰 Most expensive @premierleague players by position:
🔵Kepa Arrizabalaga (Chelsea) £71m
🔴Virgil Van Dijk (Liverpool) £75m
🔴Paul Pogba (Man Utd) £90m
🔴Romelu Lukaku (Man Utd) £75m
— Manchester City News (@ManCityMEN) May 27, 2019