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Garrido: Man City now capable of anything

Javi Garrido says Manchester City's players are buzzing over the plans of the club's new owners.

The Spaniard said: "It happened to be the squad's day off.

"Like all the lads, I was at home and just watched everything unfolding in the media. I'm still totally knocked out by what's happened and even now I cannot quite believe it. So much has happened so quickly but it seems there is so much still to come.

"There was total secrecy about what was going on and nobody even whispered a word about it to us, the players."

Garrido reckons City have proved they already have a quality squad but the club now has the power to outbid even the richest Premier League rival.

And the former Real Sociedad full-back insists the sky is the limit for Sparky and his boys.

He added: "Last season we went off like a bullet but the truth is we were not sufficiently used to going head to head with the big guns. We ran out of steam a little. But now the boss has got an unlimited budget, anything is possible."

Garrido claims Monday's events have made the footy world take note, with City now regarded as the new Chelsea.

He said: "Manchester City slapped down a £32.5m bid on the table in an upfront payment for a brilliant Real Madrid striker that Chelsea were trying to sign. Our club has sent out a warning to Roman Abramovich that City are the new Chelsea and so they and everyone else are now going to have to live in our shade.

"The word seems to be that Chelsea made an 11th hour bid to still get Robinho - even though he was en route to City. The fact that this failed just shows the massive economic power this club has suddenly acquired."

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