Gael Clichy became the 65th left back on Manchester City’s books as he signed this week for 7m from Arsenal. And proves that two years is a VERY LONG TIME in football, especially for those with short memories.
Clichy in 2009…
“If you really believe you are a player who thinks only about money then you could end up at Manchester City”
Clichy desperately trying to backtrack in 2011 (after signing for Citeh)
“ As a team, you need a big squad to go all the way, that’s why I joined City: because I want to win things. You always progress with competition. It’s going to be difficult – a new life, a new club – but I can’t wait. Anything is possible with this team. Last year was a big year for them, or for ‘us’, and I just hope we keep on progressing. It’s impossible to say where we could finish.”
Clichy will be competing with Wayne Bridge, Jerome Boateng, Aleksander Kolarov and Joleon Lescott for a place in the City team.
Still, I bet the money isn’t too shabby eh Gael?