City bossing transfer market

2010-08-24 14:36

Madrid - Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho has accepted Manchester City are "dominant in the market" after outbidding the Spanish giants to sign Serbia full-back Aleksander Kolarov.

Kolarov joined City last month for £16 million as part of the breathtaking spending spree which has seen Sheikh Mansour, the Premier League club's wealthy owner, spend more than 130 million pounds on the north-west English side.

Former Chelsea boss Mourinho, who joined Madrid after leading Inter Milan to a domestic and European treble last season, said even a club the size of Real could not compete with City's cheque book.

"I understand that if someone wants to compete with them for a player it is very difficult, they are dominant in the market," Mourinho told Sky Sports.

"The player they say they want is the player they get," the Portuguese added. I was interested in Kolarov when I came here but I couldn't compete with them as they went to values that I couldn't.

"If they have the money they can do it, if they have the ambition to win the Premier League they can do it." Mourinho also ruled out the possibility of Real signing either Chelsea striker Didier Drogba or City's Emmanuel Adebayor.

Asked about luring Adebayor to the Bernabeu, he said: "I think no chance.

"The historical dimension of Real Madrid and Manchester City you can't compare. But the economical dimension you can compare.

"And maybe they will win (the Premier League).

"So I think at the minute Man City is the club to keep their best players and to buy the players that nobody expects them to buy.

"I don't think, just one year after buying Emmanuel from Arsenal, he's the player to leave." As for Drogba rejoining his former boss, Mourinho said: "Again, no chance."

Mourinho believes this season's Premier League title race is between City, Manchester United and defending champions Chelsea.

"I believe Chelsea, Man United and Man City, that's it," he said, making it clear Liverpool were out of title contention.

"It's very difficult for (new Liverpool manager) Roy Hodgson as over the last three years they have been getting worse, worse and worse.

"He needs time."


  • LOL - 2010-08-24 14:48

    Hahaha! Payback is a b!itch! Madrid know all about bossing the market! Hope all those supersatrs that ran there last season spit polish the bench this season! Oh, also, Man City will also fall flat on their faces this season as well!

  • justin - 2010-08-24 15:31

    money does not buy success or trophies PERIOD!!

  • REALITY - 2010-08-25 07:29

    Dont be jealous guys....City will go all the way to the top.Sad but true, the city of Manchester will now be BLUE

  • MCFan - 2010-08-25 10:28

    Money does buy success. Look at Chelsea? It may not be immidiate but it will happen.

  • Yash Sookan - 2010-08-25 12:05

    City looked formidable against Liverpool on Monday night. Whether they can sustain that for the rest of the season needs to be seen. Mancini has his work cut out deciding on a settled squad let alone starting 11, getting the right combination etc. With that artillery they will definitely be a threat to the Premier League crown. I still feel Chelsea and Man U will battle it out till the end with City pushing them till a certain point before they fall out. Next season could be the year for the Blue side of Manchester to celebrate.

  • MAGEZI - 2010-08-25 12:29

    I dnt see City winning the Championship.They did the same thing last season,n what happened to their standing on the log?You better buy those players with plan A n B to win the league.They are promising to do well,bt as we know,laegue is a marathon.Good luck City.

  • AL - 2010-08-26 12:28

    Too many chiefs not enough indians - always ends bad!!!

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