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Mega-rich Manchester City's wage bill soars to an incredible 82m a year

16 Jan 2010 02:23:36

Mega-rich Manchester City's wage bill soars to an incredible 82m a year

Manchester City's wage bill rocketed by more than 50 per cent even before last summer's £120million outlay on new players, it emerged yesterday. City's financial results for the year ending May 31 2009, had already revealed that owner Sheik Mansour dipped into his vast wealth to wipe out the club's £305m debt. Meagre return: Record signing Robinho has struggled to make an impact this season It included an annual loss of £92.6m during his first year in charge, due largely to escalating wages which rose from £54.2m to £82.6m. That was before City went on another spending spree last summer. The club's highest earner during that period was £32.5m record buy Robinho - paid £165,000 a week - who has been on the bench for three of new manager Roberto Mancini's four games in charge.  Andy Townsend's boot room: Everton will provide first real test for new Manchester City boss Roberto ManciniCSKA winger Krasic seeks United or Arsenal move after snubbing Manchester CityEverton v MAN CITY: Defender Nedum Onuoha in frame for trip to Merseyside


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