Manchester City is not happy with the alleged reports leaked of offers for star strikers Erling Haaland, Harry Kane and Kylian Mbappe. Claims that City could spend over 120m euros or more have not sat well with City management.
From Fabrizio Romano-
(City) will sign a striker, only if prices change and in case of good opportunities on the market. The club feel: “Striker linked to @ManCity
means they pay €100M+”, but the club are not prepared to pay enormous fees in a difficult economic situation.
That makes sense and the same reporter has claimed that City want it to be known they would not be used to inflate player prices-
“Don’t use #ManCity’s name to say, “we’re paying €150M, no problem”. Right prices, good opportunities or else the club will be happy with Gabriel Jesus, Ferran Torres, or other current talents.”
This is a real statement from City. Good for them, other clubs and agents have been City to inflate player prices when the market is rightfully depressed.
COVID has had a huge and deeper impact on everyone and that makes shelling out 100 mill plus difficult.
A smart play that should pay off as many clubs need cash and City will probably sign someone, but at a fair price.
We’ll see how this develops.