Manchester City's new owners will follow up a £135m bid for Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo with offers for Liverpool striker Fernando Torres and Arsenal midfield man Cesc Fabregas. (The Times)
The headline as you see above is culled from the times newspaper in UK and if one decides to state that football or is it club owners have gone crazy, you'll be well on line.
The last day of transfers as we all saw was described as made Monday. Mad in the sense so many unexpected things happen. While clubs you believe have no need for new signings were breaking the bank to do so, others with palpable deficiencies stubbornly refused to bring in any new pair of legs. but the most unlikely thing that happened was Robinho's move to Manchester city which i don't think anyone predicted. A club on the brink of collapse suddenly now have as touted, ten times the purchasing power of Chelsea.
If that was to tell us there was certainly a new dawn of English premiership domination, the current news making the rounds that Cesc, Tores and Cristiano Ronaldo are now being courted by the Abu Dhabi Group (new owners of Manchester City). First they got back Shawn Wright Philips, then surprise everyone by bringing in Robinho.
The next strategy as I see is to tear the Big-Four apart as they have already started by snatching Robinho from Chelsea and are now planning to go for the most important players in Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool. Little wonder they are now talking about winning throphies. I have heard they last won a silverware in 1976.
Mind you, 135 million pounds for Christiano Ronaldo alone? Who said football has not gone crazy?