UK time is: 02:55:47
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

City Can Attract World Class Players

Google language translator


Manchester City manager Mark Hughes believes the club is now on the radar of the world's top players.

Talking to the media prior to the Manchester derby, Sparky said...

'It is exciting times here and we will start the process of recruiting in January. Every top player in the world at some point in their career would like to play in the Premier League.'

'I think that is a given as it is the strongest league in the world at the moment and we are obviously an option now.'


Speculation

Hughes continued...

'Maybe three months or so ago top players would not consider coming to Manchester City because of our circumstances and maybe the fact our means are not as great as they are now.'

'People will talk about us being able to attract top players and we have the resources to do that. What I am looking to do is to add to the quality already here.'

'It is about getting a balance and the make-up of the team and the squad correct. If we can do that we can only get better.'

'We are trying to build a club that will sustain success in the future. That takes time but we are working to that end.'


Watch the press conference here.




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:Saturday November 29 2008

Time: 7:06PM

Your Comments

I think that little commodity called MONEY might have something to do with attracting them :-)
merlin
MONEY is the attraction, agree merlin.
The Fear
Merlin, please share with us if you may how the Premiership minnow Chelsea built their first team squad. Perhaps you could cite the long list of Academy graduates Chelsea have developed... Is it all about money at Chelsea, Merlin? Or was it that Gianfranco Zola, Roberto Di Matteo, Gianluca Vialli and Gus Poyet joined you because they fell in love with the Chelsea fans? Is the Chelsea emergence all about money?
Sindbad
SWP, Robinho, Kompany, Ireland, Zabaleta, Elano, Hart, Petrov, Dunne, Richards. We already have world class players at City.
Sindbad
money is a big attraction... so is your potential now for sucsess. which players do you intend to start with?
pompeycarpet
I think you're being very kind to count Ireland, Kompany, Zabaleta, Elano, Hart (though he has the potential to become world-class) and Dunne as world-class. SWP on his day can be world class. Petrov is superb so I'll give you him and Richards is very borderline. I would say he's not world-class yet. Anyway, I've always liked City and if you beat the sc*m tomorrow, I'll like you even more. Good luck!
Aamir
Sindbad - CLEARLY someone doesnt know the definiton of world class! Hahaha!! If you think all those players are world class then I say O'Shea and Fletcher are world class too!
ForeverUnited
Glad to see you're worried enough about our up-turn in fortunes to join the debate ForeverUnited.
oliverblue
Ireland not world class.....?????........in his current form....ANY team would love to have him playing for them at the moment......and thats a fact !!!!
lincolnblue
City are the envy of every club in the UK. Don't ya just love it?
Tudor
Just been reading 442. Camel Gob Ferdinand voted NINTH best player in the world. Robinho? Number 42. There's world class.
Johnny Baguette
Different players, they should divide them into defence midfield and attack. We should sign the CB who is better than Camel Gob.
Buzz Lightyear
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Manchester City Articles

Stats: West Ham v Manchester City (Saturday October 25 2014)

Team News: West Ham United v City (Saturday October 25 2014)

No City Refunds?! (Friday October 24 2014)

The Ped INTO Europe Report CSKA 2-2 City (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Pellegrini Denies We Are Now Outsiders (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Team News: CSKA Moscow v City (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Pellegrini Praises Our Mozart (Sunday October 19 2014)

The Ped Report....City 4-1 Spurs (Sunday October 19 2014)

Archived Manchester City Articles

List All VMC Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Johnny Baguette 201
2. Skoorb 147
3. fifthcolumnblue 106
4. Bluedub 77
5. kennyclementstache 67
6. PhillyBlueMoon 51
7. CITYBOY1000 51
8. rojo2010 47
9. johnkelv 42
10. citizhun 40

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
West Ham 2 - 1 Man City
Man City 4 - 1 Spurs
Aston Villa 0 - 2 Man City
Hull City 2 - 4 Man City
Man City 1 - 1 Chelsea
Arsenal 2 - 2 Man City

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 8 7 1 0 +15 22
2. Southampton 9 6 1 2 +15 19
3. Man City 9 5 2 2 +9 17
4. West Ham 9 5 1 3 +5 16
5. Arsenal 9 3 5 1 +4 14
6. Liverpool 9 4 2 3 +1 14
7. Man Utd 8 3 3 2 +3 12

Breaking League News

Three Points And No Mistake!
» Arsenal : 26/10/2014 00:35:00
» Swansea : 25/10/2014 23:45:00
Monk: We'll Work On Our Decision Making
» Swansea : 25/10/2014 22:43:00
Report - Swansea City 2-0 Leicester City
» Swansea : 25/10/2014 22:15:00
Much More To Come
» Man Utd : 25/10/2014 22:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Your Favourite Kun Goal Against Spurs?
Suggested By:  Shaun Gloater
Agüero 13′ 37%
Agüero 20′(pen) 0%
Agüero 68′ (pen) 9%
Agüero 75′ 54%