Salary Caps Platini has been speaking about the ridiculous bid from Man City for Kaka earlier this season and discussing crazy money and crazy salaries that are been offered. Arsene said:
“My thoughts are quite simple: I am for the freedom of each company to run its company how it feels is right and to make the right decisions. That’s why one company can be better than another one. I agree completely that you cannot spend artificial money. It has to be linked with your resources. But I believe that once you have your resources you can run your football club how you want to run it.”And that makes a lot of sense. There was talk of salaries and transfers being restricted to X% of the revenue of the club and that would be the only way to really have such a rule in place.
BeckhamApparently, Milan bit a very small amount of just £6.7m for David Beckham. A bid that was rejected by LA Galaxy, but maybe the start of the a bidding series and eventually Milan will get their man. The player wants to move so I think it’s inevitable.
“I’m not surprised. Any person in life wants to play at the best level and going to the States is going down. You never do that without feeling not right somewhere. He was lucky because he’s David Beckham so he could rectify that and come back to the top level. I personally encourage my players to play as high as they can because that’s where you want to be, so I am not surprised he [Beckham] made that decision.”Personally, I think the Italian league suits David Beckham. He’s not got the pace for the Premiership or Spanish league but his quality is not questionable and in a more tactical and slower league such as the Italian league, he has the platform to do well.
ArshavinArsene has been a little nonchalant in his signing of Arshavin, continually repeating that “if we sign him, we sign him, if we don’t, we don’t”. But I think that the stance is just a farce to cover the expectations and preserve the confidence of the existing squad. Arsene couldn’t really come out and say “we need this guy, we’re not coping”. The manager has maintained this and said:
“We have what it takes, without Arshavin, in my opinion. The team is maturing – it’s a very young team – we have shown that against Man United,