Date: 9th June 2009 at 1:25pm
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After the £59 million signing of ‘that Brazilian’, Real Madrid has been described of having an ambitious project, but City, as usual, are being targeted by the British press.

The following article was sent to us by Vital Man City member, C1TY SL1CKER.

Last night Real Madrid completed the signing of ‘that Brazilian’ at a reported fee of £59 million in a six-year deal of around £200,000 a week. Don’t forget the club is paying the players taxes as well. Overall, this results in an astronomical amount, and although City had offered more cash and higher wages, that would have been a one off.

Now, after breaking the world transfer record, Real Madrid owner Florentino Perez has promised to bring in more talent, such as Cristiano Ronaldo, which would more than likely ensure another world record breaking fee.

Other reported targets include David Villa, Frank Ribery and Xabi Alonso, which in effect would join for a combination of around £120 million. This however was described as an appealing ‘project’ by ‘that Brazilian’ when he signed, claiming that it can only spell out positive things for the club. This sort of speculation has received absolutely no ‘bad press’ , not even by Mr Anti-cash himself, Michel Platini, who was so quick to pounce on Manchester City in January.

Platini is said to have a preference towards continental clubs, where as he seems to have a love-hate relationship towards British ones, such as Manchester City. We are a club with proven wealth who, despite being in a country hit by the recession, are owned by people who have proven wealth and are probably better off in these global conditions than many I could mention.

Real Madrid on the other hand are spending a lot more and are, despite making huge profits every year, owned by people in the middle of the worst hit recession country in Europe. There is no way they can keep this sort ridiculous spending going.

In my opinion Real Madrid have the support of the Spanish banks, who have no doubt assisted them with the Kaka funds, but should this sort of lending be allowed when the average person on the street is struggling to find a bank with enough capital to lend them even for a simple mortgage?

Many football fans think potential new City recruits don’t go to Eastalnds for the project, but actually go for the money, where as at Real Madrid, they go for both. Real Madrid have struggled to bring through many youngsters in recent years, and the ones that have come through, such as Gonzalo Higuain, are about to be cast out of the squad.

Man City on the other hand, had three players in the Under-21 squad who just happened to beat Azerbaijan 7-0 last night. They also have one of the best youth academies in the country, which incidentally keeps on churning out talent like no other – granted, Arsenal are another.

Mark Hughes and his backroom staff are definitely not throwing money at people who might not be worth it, such as Santa Cruz for instance. We could have thrown a horrendous amount of pounds to get him, but decided that he was not worth the £20 million demanded by the Blackburn executives.

Overall, I find it disgraceful that people can attack Man City for spending, while teams like Real Madrid are spending a bloody lot more.

Comparison

Real Madrid dream team…

Iker Casillas – in post
Sergio Ramos – in post
Pepe – in post
Marcelo – in post
Raul Albiol – £12 million
David Silva – £25 million
Kaka – £59 million
Frank Ribery – £60 million
C. Ronaldo – £80 million
David Villa – £40 million
Xabi Alonso – £20 million

Total = £296 million

Man City dream team…

Shay Given – in post
Nedlam Onuoha – in post
Kolo Toure – £12 million
Joleon Lescott – £15 million
Wayne Bridge – in post
Stephen Ireland – in post
Gareth Barry – £12 million
Robinho – in post
Carlos Tevez – £30 million
Samuel Eto`o – £30 million

Total = £99 million

I rest my case!