Manchester City midfielder Gelson Fernandes has met with the club's owner.
Fernandes has only met Sheikh Mansour recently but is well aware of the Abu Dhabi billionaireâs plans to transform the club into a European force.
âI have just seen Sheikh Mansour once, after a training session,â he told the Daily Express. âHe was wearing a suit rather than Arab robes. He just said one thing to us, âGood luckâ. But the Kaka affair is a sign that the Sheikh plans to take things to the limit. Everything is falling into place at the club. We travel in the best aeroplanes, and when we get off we check into the smartest hotels.
âI am now at the richest club in the world. It is a nice experience, but not an easy one to deal with.
âYou can sense the impatience around the club. The fans are simmering with excitement, and dreaming of us deposing Manchester United.
âWe lose some stupid matches. But we win others 4-0 or 5-0 thanks to our amazing attacking potential and, above all, thanks to Robinho. He is completely unpredictable on the pitch.
âHe is just two years older than me, and we have become friends. We often have meals together.â