Manchester City and PSG, sad soccer champions

United Arab Emirates and qatar They came to change the football historywasting millions of euros in order to be protagonists and build teams that

United Arab Emirates and qatar They came to change the football historywasting millions of euros in order to be protagonists and build teams that seem indestructible like Manchester City and PSG.

And although they have managed to consolidate their project in the local leaguesat the international level other types of factors continue to be rewarded, in which opening the purse and wasting money is in the background.

Such is the case of Manchester City and the PSGtwo teams that received a economic injection considerable and went from a couple of clubs going through a rough patch in the Premier League and Ligue 1, respectively, to footballing powerhouses. Right now, the English and Parisians are the first and second most valuable club, respectively.

Gradually they were boosted by the arrival of the best stars globally. They took the first step: to once again become protagonists in their local leagues but, once they had mastered that item, they bet big: the Champions League. But, despite the billions of euros invested, the “Orejona” has denied going to its windows.

Manchester City and Guardiola, without luck

In 2008, the history of Manchester City changed completely with the investment of Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the creation of City Football Group. The member of the International Petroleum Investment Company and the Abu Dhabi Investment Council decided to bet on the “Citizens” in exchange for a investment of 250 million dollars and be the maximum shareholders.

Since then, the club began to grow. They ranked ninth in the Premier, after being 14th in 2007. For 2009 they were tenth; in 2010, fifth and from 2011, which were third, each season they have fought the premier league. Already being a consolidated team, then in 2016 came Joseph Guardiolawho is considered by many to be the best coach in the world.

After his arrival, City has invested more than one billion euros in players What Riyadh Mahrez (67.8 million euros), Ruben Dias (68 million euros), Kevin DeBruyne (76 million euros) and recently, for the 2021-22 season, Jack Grealish in exchange for 117.5 million euros. In return, “Pep” has won four leagues in six years, but still dreams of the Champions League.

On Sunday, the English team managed to seize the Premier League and, after a tough battle for the top against Liverpool and with the comeback they had on the last day against Aston Villa, their fans forgot a bit the bitter taste of having fallen in the Champions League semifinals against Madrid. Also, the arrival of Erling Haland for the following season, he maintains his illusion to the fullest.

Since the United Arab Emirates entered the game and has invested more than 1.5 billion euros in signingsCity have only reached the European Cup Final once and fell to Chelseain the 2020-21 campaign, so being at the top of Europe is still pending.

Goes a new attempt of the PSG

Another of the so-called state clubs is the Paris Saint-Germainwhich is controlled by the state of qatar that, as of 2011, he obtained 70 percent of the club’s shares, assumed the debt they had and began to create an empire, all in order to demonstrate that they could be the new “Kings of Europe”, an objective that has been very far to materialize.

Since that season they have paraded the best names of the world soccerlike Zlatan Ibrahimovich, Edinson Cavani, Ángel Di María, Kylian Mbappé, Gianluigi Buffon, Sergio Ramos, Messi and Neymar, the latter for whom they paid the termination clause when he was at Barcelona for 222 million euros, thus becoming the player most expensive in history.

For the 2011-12 season, they only spent 95.8 million euros, but the figure grew until in 2017-18 they decided to bet a lot of capital and disbursed 418 million euros on players like Daniel Alves, Mbappe, Lass Diarra and Neymar. The result was elimination from the Champions League at the hands of Real Madrid, in Round of 16like this season.

The closest they have been to raising the “Orejona” was in the 2019-20 campaign, but the Bayern Munich prevented them from being crowned by beating them in the Final by just 1-0. Neymar, Mbappé and company had to hang the second place medal.

In total, over 10 years at the helm of the club, from the bottom Qatar Investment Authority 1,349 million euros have been spent, all to conquer Europe, and they have not achieved that goal. And when it was said that the team was no longer a priority and its sale was speculated, a new blow came to the market, after winning the tenth Ligue 1 in the club’s history.

A few days ago, they renewed Mbappé for three more years in exchange for 100 million euros net per season and a signing bonus of 200 million euros, an amount that will be considered until next season. And now with the French as a standard, the Parisians are betting millions towards a new era and that the “whim” finally materializes.

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