Its all about the Money Money Money! By Galen Sona.
One of the biggest lies in football is the saying that players are moving clubs because they want to go to teams in the Champions league. Why are they not going to Russia then, or to a Turkish club in the Champions league. Jurgen Klopp has said that players would be more willing to come to Liverpool this summer because the club is in the champions league. This is what he had to say: “The players we are talking to, because they are all good players, I know they have offers from other clubs [and] maybe they play Champions League or not, or whatever.
“It’s important – how it is always important – for the club. Everybody knows it’s a lot of money in the Champions League, it’s not only the sports challenge, even though it’s really exciting, it’s also the money you can earn and as a football club we have to do this too.
Yes the Champions league is one of the best competitions in the world, but its never about the ‘The Manager’ or ‘The Champions league’. Its all all about ‘The Money Money Money!’
First lets talk about the Managers, Man City was buying Robinho from Real Madrid and was getting some of the best Arsenal players, Are you seriously going to tell me that this players were going to Man city to go and play for the legendary Mark Hughes? I don’t mean to be disrespectful to anyone, but are you telling me that they moved clubs because they wanted to to work with the legendary manager? Look at when PSG got their oil money. Players were rejecting the English clubs to go PSG to play for Antoine Kombouare who was manager at the time. Pastore, Matuidi, Motta, Makelele etc. It was not the manager. James Rodriguez and Falcao in 2013 were leaving Champion league clubs to go to Monaco, rejecting English clubs in the process.
Lets talk about the Champions League. You hear players saying it is my dream to play for this club….. What nonsense. Look at Henrikh Mkhitaryan. It was his dream to play for Dortmund, it was his dream to play for Arsenal, then he went to Manchester United and it was his dream and his grandfathers wish to play for Manchester United. Come on, I like the Latin American players cause they say it outright that they have got family to feed and its the money. They don’t tell us crap like this. Manchester United signed Pogba, Zlatan, Mkhitaryan, with no champions league, Why did these players come to Manchester United? Money! When a Fifa document revealed that Zlatan’s wages was at £367,640 a week. Come on, who needs Champions league?
Now lets talk about Alex Witsel, one of the most sought after midfielders in the world, who had agreed terms with Juventus. Wait Juventus, are they not the teams in the Champions league final? Well a team in China offered him £20 million a year in wages, he just simply apologised to Juventus and moved to China.
If we give Sanchez £250- 300,000 a week he stays at Arsenal. Is very simple. There are very few clubs in Europe that can match that. Bayern won’t as they would have to increase the wages of the other world-class players. We have just the one world-class player in our squad and he deserves it. Not Ozil. If we go for Van Dijk and Liverpool go for the very same player, they could talk about champions league all they like, but say they offer £120,000 a week and we offer £160,000 a week, the player would move to Arsenal. The reality is that we have money, we just need to be bold enough to spend it and give players like Sanchez what they deserve.
We need to identify our targets and go really hard on them. We shall not win the champions league anyways. We have been in it for 20 years. This is a fresh start. Onwards and Upwards!
by Galen Sona