Manchester City Plan to Continue Spending
After Manchester City purchased Wayne Bridge for £12 Million in the opening few days of the transfer window, the last week has really confirmed that their intentions this January are to continue spending.
The main transfer story that has been flying about is that of Brazilian and A.C Milan player Kaka. The former FIFA World Player of the Year winner has been linked with a spectacular £100 Million move to Eastlands. The transfer bid, confirmed by A.C Milan, has also sparked much controversy in the footballing world because of the fee that they are willing to spend on one single player, along with his proposed wages.
With Manchester City also rumored to be close to securing the deals of Bellamy, Palacios and De Jong they are set to become the biggest spenders this January transfer window, and the most active. Craig Bellamy, 29, is said to be having a medical in Manchester today, to complete a proposed £14 Million move for the Welsh striker. While, Wigan and Honduran playmaker Palacios may very well be joining Bellamy and Bridge in Manchester, however, they face fierce competition in securing his signature with Tottenham also interested in the player. Mark Hughes has made it very clear that he needs to strengthen defensively and add a little bit of muscle into the team. This could explain why they are set to secure De Jong, 24, from Hamburg for a reported £13 Million.
Despite the consistent criticism and opposition coming from respected figures in the football industry, Manchester City will want to continue spending these kinds of amounts on players in their mission to become one of the best sides in Europe.