- 5 Jun 2005
- 'O'er the Hills and far Away'
- Team supported
- Manchester City FC :)
Well the Italians are notorious for switching tact when the shit hits the fan!! He thinks he is Vito Corleone, more like Vito Cornetto coz he's sure trying to extort our club out of millions more than the asset is worth!!ADL is behaving like there are numerous clubs interested and there's money flying around everywhere and he can play clubs off against each other and ramp up the price - as he has done (successfully) on previous occasions. This scenario only exists in ADL's head, we seem to be the only club interested, the player wants to join us, even if another club is sniffing around they won't be chucking 80m on the table. ADL is playing by the old rules, blissfully unaware it seems that clubs have a significantly reduced income, future revenues are uncertain and the planet is heading for a major recession (a quick look at Napoli's finances might sober him up!). ADL ultimately has to get real - sell to City for what we are offering or don't sell - its simple. As for those who keep saying throw in another bid - that simply wont work - we have set a price and told ADL via the players agent and ADL just wants more, that's his modus operandi - that's what he always does he rinses you... you offer more and he demands more again. City are playing this well; ADL needs to play by our rules and not his - put reasonable money on the table and let reality sink in - ADL is not getting more - sell at City's valuation or don't sell.