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Manchester City put spending spree on hold

20 December 2008 05:25
The Abu Dhabi consortium who bought the Eastlands outfit in the summer want to copy Manchester United's policy of making marquee signings only in the summer.

Sources close to the owners believe that talk of signing the likes of Kaka, Casillas, Messi and Torres is premature, with the management preferring to take a more patient approach to building the club into one of the biggest in the world.

However, it is believed that City will face little or no competition from Premier League rivals should they decide to pursue mid-price targets, including the Blackburn striker Roque Santa Cruz, as the majority of clubs face up to the realities of the difficult financial climate.



Source: Telegraph