David Gold’s dig at Man City’s wealth


goldWest Ham Joint-Chairman David Gold has hit back at supporters who have pointed to Manchester City as a role model of how to complete transfer business this summer.

One Hammers fan pointed out that Man City’s interest in Bernardo Silva broke in the morning and they had signed by the evening telling Gold ‘That’s how you do business’.

Gold replied: “When you own a country you can buy any thing you want. dg” later adding “They are super wealthy, money no object. dg”

City is owned by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan who is the ruling remember of the Royal family which owns Abu Dhabi.

In reality, there is little difference between the country’s wealth and that of the royal family, they are considered one and the same thing. Sheikh Mansour is said to worth £30 billion individually but the royal family’s wealth is estimated at $1 trillion.

Sheikh Mansour bought the club in 2008 for £210 million and has since accumulated annual losses of £535 million, excluding approximately £200 million on the rented stadium. However, the value of the club has soared nearly fivefold from £210 million in 2010 to £900 million in 2015 according to Forbes.

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  • WakeTheWolf says:

    How can some people even compare our teams.
    Man City just throw cash at players.
    We have to convince players about our project…
    And therefor some will not want to join… especially if they are being offered more money somewhere else.

  • kevin says:

    All nasty stuff in the Premiership with so much money being tossed about by Megga Rich clubs . But it didn’t do City too many favours last season . Yeh they finished qualifying for the European Cup but , there is a host of poorer clubs hot on Thier heals . Chelsea with thier slippery Oil Money will be up there again next season , no doubt . Tottenham are in for a bit of bother using Wembley Stadium ( hope so anyway ) and Arsenal will be forever the same old Arsenal , neither here nor there . Teams to look out for and a possible threat to the Top Six will be ; West Ham United , Everton , Southampton, Tottenham again , and Stoke .
    You can however never discount Liverpool and Manchester United .
    Dark Horses for next season ; West Ham United & maybe Newcastle .

  • kevin says:

    Might be putting an early bet on West Ham United finishing top six and a European spot .
    Anybody looking at the odds who is accustomed to gambling could help me out here , as I am not a person who gambles …. but something tells me next season could well be worth a flutter . What would a Hundred Quid get me for a top six finish ??? .

  • Hammer64 says:

    In the words of the song ‘Heartache, nothing but a heartache’ Kevin.
    Seriously though, I haven’t looked at the odds but my guess would be 20-1 against.

  • Hammer64 says:

    Kevin you have got me interested now.i have checked some odds but looks as if I was not too far out. Sky had us 28-1 against top four finish. So the odds have to be a bit shorter for top six. Not a bad little bet if you have £100 to lose lol.

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