With the talk of Diarra as good as gone to Madrid for a fee considerably less than we have seen quoted in our press are we starting to see evidence of the Manchester City premium. Garry Cook has said they will walk out on deals. I think this is a case in point. If it means we show we wont be pushed over in deals then fine. However we should not be comprimising our status as a premier league club. We need players, and without them we will be going through the trap door.