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£100,000 A Week - Scott Parker: April Fool Or What

£100,000 A Week - Scott Parker: April Fool Or What

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If you believe everything you read in the newspapers then you must believe that Mark Hughes is willing to offer West Ham midfielder, Scott Parker a staggering £100,000 a week.

Tuesday 6 January 2009 edition of the Daily Mirror published the following...

The move is certain to raise questions among Manchester City's already disgruntled and de-motivated playing staff.

Yet just four days after bumping up Chelsea reserve left-back Wayne Bridge's wages from £70,000 a week to £90,000 at Eastlands, City chiefs are ready to do the same again with Parker.

City, the world's richest club, are already in meltdown, having crashed out of the FA Cup to lowly Nottingham Forest, the Carling Cup to Brighton and struggling in the Premier League. But they are sending prices and wages through the roof during this transfer window.

Parker is on a £55,000-a-week deal at Upton Park after joining the Hammers from Newcastle in June 2007 for £7million. West Ham now want £15m for him - £5m more than City want to pay...

Notice the date, 06/01/09. Can someone tell me, does April comes before January, as the above article, courtesy of the Daily Mirror must be an April fool?

Should Manchester City pay a transfer fee, somewhere in the region of £15million and should the club be offering someone with limited talent, £100,000 a week? I doubt it.

Let's hope Sparky and the rest of his negotiating team can find someone far better than a 28-year-old who's hoping to bolster his pension fund.

Date:Tuesday January 6 2009
Time: 2:15PM


The figures for Parker are ridiculous. Hughes could buy midfielders much better than Parker -- from clubs all over Europe -- for half that amount. And the weekly wages are laughable. The Daily Mirror is once again writing copy for Walt Disney.
06/01/2009 14:23:00
No not at all ridiculous.U have to pay that amount because except Money u don't have anything to attract players.No UCL,NO UEFA in relegation battle.Anyhow ur owner are thinking buying players are just like buying tomatos in market which is not the case.many people put Chelsea & MAn CITY in same platform but they forget one important thing we were playing in UCL then.I will be really amazed to see how many KAKaS WILL U BUY NOW OR IN SUMMER.
06/01/2009 14:47:00
And about being worried about you as many City fans will soon point that I am not worried because u may puh the top 4 but Money doesn't guarantee success.FOOTBALL IS NOT ABOUT HAVING WORLD'S BEST 11 PLAYERS IN FIELD WITH MULTI BILLION SQUAD.Its more than complicated than that.
06/01/2009 14:51:00
only time will tell.......and quite a bit of it yet...too
06/01/2009 15:31:00
You are being held to ransom - here's a suggestion, get some home grown talent through your academy, OR as much as i hate to say it, sign Cohen from Forest, he, Thornhill & McGugan bossed the midfield - they'd all be happy with £5k a week!!!
Our Kids Dad
06/01/2009 15:33:00
Have I missed something.....has Parker improved that much...
06/01/2009 15:55:00
WHU have said Parker isnt going anywhere and I doubt Zola would be happy to see ANY of his senior players go. I'm surprised this rumor is till on-going. You'd be better off with Nicky Butt! :)
06/01/2009 16:42:00
@salmon We're still in the UEFA Cup mate so get it right. Just finished top of our group.
06/01/2009 17:08:00
i was taking about next season MCFC_Goatboy every one will join now will think about future.
06/01/2009 18:01:00
don't under estimate Scotty - when he's fit he's a bloody good player!
06/01/2009 20:22:00
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