ManCity’s boss defends mega spending
In recent years, Manchester City has hit the transfer market hard. City Managing Director Ferran Soriano explains the course.
Manchester City is criticized for its transfer expenditures. Now Ferran Soriano, managing director of Citizens, has resisted criticism.
“If you look at the ten most expensive transfers ever, none of them play for City. Do we have Pogba, Lukaku, Neymar or Mbappe?”, Soriano told the Infobae portal.
City’s record-setting Kevin De Bruyne, with 76 million euros, is only ranked 13th among the most expensive football transfers of all time, but since 2015 ManCity has purchased a total of eight players beyond the 50 million mark.
“We have made considerable investments because we have made a generational change, with players who reflect this – 19,20,21. Each of these players would be worth 100 million dollars today,”Soriano Citys justified immense expenses.
The CEO emphasizes:”We haven’t spent more money in the last three years than our economic opportunities allow.”
However, City has had a negative transfer balance of 600 million euros since 2014.
Soriano, however, ruled out a move from Lionel Messi to Manchester:”We would all like to commit him. I worked very well with him, but he’s where he wants to be. A change would not be plausible.”