Manchester City, who have recently become the world’s richest football club, have shown their naivety in the January transfer market.
Commentators expressed surprise and concern alike as the Eastlands club reportedly bid £100 million to lure Brazilian playmaker Kaka to the previously unfashionable side of Manchester.
RECORD TRANSFER DEAL
Against all odds, the club successfully completed the transfer, the highest ever in football history, at 12:40 GMT today.
It is believed that the clubs new owner, Sheikh FlashtheKash, was personally responsible for completing the deal through auction website eBay.
With billions of dollars of oil money, the Sheikh has confirmed that money is no object in building his dream team and was more than happy to seal the deal on a ‘Buy It Now’ offer of £100,000,000 (107,000,000 Euros).
ALWAYS READ THE SMALL PRINT
Unfortunately, however, the eagerness of the club’s ownership in sealing the deal meant they were left with egg on their faces.
Ten minutes after the funds were transferred via paypal they received their item via instant delivery which left them perplexed as they had expected Kaka to arrive via plane instead.
A spokesman for the club, Imani Diot, explained :
“It seems like Sheikh FlashtheKash ignored rule #1 on the auction site which is to always read the listing carefully in order to ensure you know what you are buying.
It seems like Manchester City are now the proud owners of a new club mascot, a parrot from New Zealand called Kaka.
Manager Mark Hughes is hopeful, however, that we can play him in central defence and move up the Premier League table.”
The parrot, pictured below with his agent Phil C, was unavailable for comment.