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.
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.
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.