What a waste! See what Manchester City could have spent £49m on

first_img 5 5 5 Raheem Sterling’s £49million move to Manchester City this week meant he became the most expensive English player ever, beating the £35m spent on Andy Carroll by Liverpool in 2011.That price tag is £3m more than what Real Madrid paid Juventus for French superstar Zinedine Zidane in 2001 – leading fans to accuse Manchester City of wasting their money.So was it a waste of City’s money?Click on the arrows above to see what Manuel Pellegrini could have spent his money on instead. Coincidently, £49m is the world record fine the Blues accepted from UEFA for breaching Financial Fair Play Regulations. Brendan Rodgers now has £49m to spend on what he wants. Southampton were sold in 2011 for that amount, and we all know how much Rodgers likes buying Southampton things. Manchester United this week spent £14.4m on Bastian Schweinsteiger. Well, with £49m you could have bought three of him. And had £5.8m left over. At £128,000 a ticket, you could take 383 trips to space on board Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic spaceship. Chelsea have reportedly offered £11million-a-year to rent out Wembley stadium while Stamford Bridge is rebuilt. With the money from Sterling, Manchester City could have used the stadium for four-and-a-half years. 5 5last_img

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