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World's Richest Club (Manchester) Eyes US Striker Landon Donovan

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Deeper_Background, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. Deeper_Background

    Deeper_Background Active Member

    Landon Donovan could now be looking at a mega payday in the English Premier League. [​IMG] BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa – Landon Donovan’s pain over the United States’ World Cup exit could be eased by a lucrative transfer to the world’s richest soccer club.

    Yahoo! Sports has learned that English Premier League team Manchester City has identified striker Donovan as one of its top targets in the gigantic summer spending spree by owner Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, a member of the ruling family of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.
    Manchester City sent a scout to watch Donovan “in all four games” that the American played during the World Cup, according to a source who is familiar with the team’s player acquisition dealings. Another source close to the club confirmed to Yahoo! Sports that there is “significant interest” in Donovan. http://g.sports.yahoo.com/soccer/world-cup/news/sources-worlds-richest-club-eyeing-donovan--fbintl_ro-donovan062710.html
     
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  2. ucacm

    ucacm Active Member

    Re: World Richest Club (Manchester) Eying Landon Donavan

    You're thinking of the wrong team.
     
  3. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Re: World's Richest Club (Manchester) Eying USA's Landon Donovan

    Yeah, it's Manchester United that's the richest club. If it was the NBA, they would be the Lakers.

    Man City would be the Clippers.
     
  4. Deeper_Background

    Deeper_Background Active Member

    Re: World's Richest Club (Manchester) Eying USA's Landon Donovan

    Should be interesting to see how Landon fares with the sporting public after tabloid reports of incoming paternity tests.. http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gFAdiHgL04oUre79WVWyuCk4JKNAD9GJPDDG0
     
  5. Deeper_Background

    Deeper_Background Active Member

    Re: World's Richest Club (Manchester) Eying USA's Landon Donovan

    Sheik Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahayan
    Net Worth: $4.9 billion http://www.forbes.com/2009/03/09/youngest-billionaires-richest-billionaires-rich_slide_5.html
    Age: 39
    Manchester United F.C. Net worth, ▼ $2.2 billion http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malcolm_Glazer
     
  6. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member

    Re: World's Richest Club (Manchester) Eying USA's Landon Donovan

    Eyeing?
     
  7. Deeper_Background

    Deeper_Background Active Member

    Re: World's Richest Club (Manchester) Eyes USA's Landon Donovan

    Man City should go after one of the world's best keepers instead! [​IMG]http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/football/premier_league/manchester_city/article7108967.ece
     
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  8. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    Re: World's Richest Club (Manchester) Eyes USA's Landon Donovan

    Yeah, when I read the thread title I thought "No way he goes to United" until I read the bit.
     
  9. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Re: World's Richest Club (Manchester) Eying USA's Landon Donovan

    The owners are not the club.

    http://www.forbes.com/2010/01/12/manchester-united-yankees-cowboys-business-sports-valuable-teams.html

    http://www.how2playsoccer.com/richest-soccer-clubs/

    Citeh isn't even in the top 10. It is not the world's richest club.
     
  10. Del_B_Vista

    Del_B_Vista Active Member

    Re: World's Richest Club (Manchester) Eyes USA's Landon Donovan

    That Forbes article fails to address ManU's massive debt. I'm never sure how much of the England press' squawking about it is Chicken Little, but I don't think Portsmouth would have been wrong to say the sky is falling after it became the first Premiership club to enter administration (approximately equivalent to bankruptcy, as well as I can tell).

    I'm not implying that ManU's going to go bankrupt, but they've not been spending any money on the transfer market, which everybody assumes is because of cash flow problems.
     
  11. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Re: World's Richest Club (Manchester) Eyes USA's Landon Donovan

    I, for one, raised a stink when Man City drafted Olowokandi.
     
  12. Deeper_Background

    Deeper_Background Active Member

    Re: World's Richest Club (Manchester) Eyes USA's Landon Donovan

    I love me some Landon but i'm not sure he's worth $12 million in transfer fees. http://www.nesn.com/2010/06/report-landon-donovan-draws-serious-interest-from-manchester-city-at-world-cup.html
     
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