UK time is: 15:24:20
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Gulf Investors Eager To Invest

Oil rich countries such as Saudi Arabia and Kuwait are eager to invest in Manchester City FC, Garry Cook, the clubs executive chairman has revealed.

With the current so-called cash flow crisis surrounding club owner Thaksin Shinawatra, something has to be done to ease the pressure.

Garry Cook told The Independent on Saturday that the club had received calls from the Gulf region inquiring whether the club was up for sale. He said he was confident investors would be in place, 'within the next 10 days.'

'He (Thaksin) has some very wealthy friends,'
added Cook. 'I was in Beijing last week, sitting with the owner and the second richest man in China and other guys.'

'They all want to be part of Manchester City. I've had representatives of companies from Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait on.

'Some of those representatives have actually phoned the supporters' club because they couldn't find the club number. So I get the supporters' club secretary saying to me, 'So the club is for sale, then, because I've got Anwar on the phone from Saudi Arabia?''


The next 10 days should be an interesting time for everyone concerned, including City fans.

Visit our forums now and see what Manchester City fans are saying.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The journalist

Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday August 25 2008

Time: 9:46AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
I'll have an each way bet on the Sheikh !!!
alphieblues
Report Abuse
25/08/2008 10:17:00

Sheikh City 81 :))
city 81
Report Abuse
25/08/2008 10:24:00

Yes city 81 you will do if you have a few million tucked away !!!
alphieblues
Report Abuse
25/08/2008 10:39:00

If I bought the club, The first law will be open the doors to enter the fans free, But for exit they must be paid 100 pounds, I think this will be very good investment :)
city 81
Report Abuse
25/08/2008 11:24:00

i think if we alll put are money together we should be able to but the club ha ha
dunne deal
Report Abuse
25/08/2008 12:59:00

If I bought the football club, I'd give the fans a voice and ask what they would like to see as in changes at the club and signings! I'd take everyone’s thought into consideration... Then make a decision!
mcfcthriller
Report Abuse
25/08/2008 14:58:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Manchester City Articles

Kolarov Keen On Serie A Return (Monday March 30 2015)

Yaya To End International Career? (Monday March 30 2015)

Flashing The Cash! (Monday March 30 2015)

Milner Quitting For Liverpool? (Monday March 30 2015)

Hart Set For England Milestone (Wednesday March 25 2015)

Shortlist Drawn Up! (Wednesday March 25 2015)

City Stars On International Duty (Tuesday March 24 2015)

Pellegrini Gets Lampard Backing (Tuesday March 24 2015)

Archived Manchester City Articles

List All VMC Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. johnkelv 4
2. Bluedub 4
3. OziMan 3
4. Tudor 1
5. Skoorb 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Man City 3 - 0 WBA
Burnley 1 - 0 Man City
Man City 2 - 0 Leicester City
Liverpool 2 - 1 Man City
Man City 5 - 0 Newcastle
Stoke 1 - 4 Man City

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 29 20 7 2 +36 67
2. Man City 30 18 7 5 +34 61
3. Arsenal 30 18 6 6 +27 60
4. Man Utd 30 17 8 5 +25 59
5. Liverpool 30 16 6 8 +12 54
6. Southampton 30 16 5 9 +21 53
7. Spurs 30 16 5 9 +5 53

Breaking League News

An Alternative Swap
» Arsenal : 01/04/2015 15:12:00
Duff - We're Already Proved The Doubters Wrong
» Burnley : 01/04/2015 14:44:00
Aston Villa The 8th Biggest Club. Do You Agree?
» Aston Villa : 01/04/2015 14:42:01
Lafferty Extends Rotherham Spell
» Burnley : 01/04/2015 14:33:01
Duff - Premiership's A Tough School
» Burnley : 01/04/2015 14:30:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

WBA MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Hart 2%
Zabaleta 0%
Kompany 0%
Mangala 5%
Clichy 0%
Jesus Navas 5%
Fernando 5%
Lampard 0%
Silva 52%
Bony 5%
Aguero 21%
Sub - Jovetic 0%
Sub - Dzeko 0%
Sub - Milner 5%