With the amount of money being thrown around the world of football today you wonder if the players can provide the return desired. Last year Manchester City and Manchester United splashed out big bucks for Robinho and Berbatov. After one season neither player has lived up to their hype. Given that 2008/2009 was Robinho’s first season in the Premier League it might be best to look at what he can do this season. But Berbatov was as Tottenham for two seasons and bagged more than 20 goals, so it is fair to say that simply transferring teams within the same league he should have been able to continue his success.
Now one can say that at Tottenham he was one of two main strikers and worked well with Robbie Keane. One could also argue that he had to work alongside Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo, and was competing for position with Carlos Tevez. But spending $60 million on a player should result in more than 15 goals, so lets just hope he can improve next season, as Robinho should. If that was last years more expensive players, what can we expect from this summer.
Real Madrid has taken spending money to a whole new level. Take the $75 million for Kaka on a Tuesday and $131.5 million on Cristiano Ronaldo two days later you wouldn’t think the economy was having any problems. Now the question remains what will these players do. This season Real Madrid will be scrutinized maybe more than every before. To spend so much money on two players puts a lot of pressure on Perez to make a successful team that can entertain and bring back La Liga’s trophy. They must also make further progress in the Champions League. Not only will the team be watched closely, but Kaka and Ronaldo have a great deal to live up to. They are two of the best players in the world, 2007 player of the year and 2008 player of the year respectively.
Now it is reported that Manchester City have made a bid to make Samuel Eto’o the highest paid player in football. The question for him is more of a moral one: does he stay and play for one of the best teams in the world or does he go for the money. Money puts a lot of pressure on players and teams to reach the high expectations set by fans and analysts alike. It is amazing that football brings about such questions but isn’t that the excitement of the transfer window in the summer. What will it bring next and what exciting players will change clubs or even leagues?
Camiseta de la 1ª equipación Newcastle United 2018/19 maillots de foot