Man City fringe players follow Ireland lead in demanding massive pay-outs

Manchester City face a massive pay-out bill to get their fringe players of their books.

Manchester City face a massive pay-out bill to get their fringe players of their books.

The Sunday Mirror says Stephen Ireland’s £2million demand to go to Aston Villa is just the tip of a financial iceberg.

He is asking for the ­kiss-off to make up for the shortfall in wages he will suffer if he joins Villa as a ­makeweight in the £25m deal that will take James Milner to City.

But now Robinho, Craig Bellamy, Jo, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Roque Santa Cruz and Felipe Caicedo are six big-money buys that have also been deemed surplus to requirements by the ­mega-spending Blues.

City are finding it ­impossible to find buyers who are willing to pay the asking price in transfer fees and also match the ­incredible wages that those players bank in Manchester.

 
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