It didn't take long for the Abu Dhabi takeover of Manchester City to jump off the deep end. Today the front man in the takeover -- Dr Sulaiman Al-Fahim (above, left)-- claimed to be the new Roman Abramovich, i.e. a cash-flush foreign investor in the Premier League with aspirations of championships and glory.
A little later Tuesday Al-Fahim took it even further claiming he wants to sign among others -- Cristiano Ronaldo, Cesc Fabregas and Fernando Torres. Apparently Al-Fahim didn't notice the significant lack of trophies yielded from the Galatico era at Real Madrid a few years back.
The group might have more money than they know what to do with, but I'm not going to hold my breath on a flood of superstars pouring into Eastlands -- especially since it'll take a year or two to even sniff at a Champions League place. Then again, I don't exactly have £700 billion dollars burning a hole through my pocket. To them, buying the world's best soccer players is like the average man purchasing a $5 footlong from Subway.
If anything, the Abu Dhabi era at City ought to be fun. It's not everyday you get astounding quotes like this:
"We are going to be the biggest club in the world, bigger than both Real Madrid and Manchester United."
In the words of Jerry Seinfeld, "Good luck with all that.