"I really believe if you are a player who thinks only about money then you could end up at Manchester City," said Clichy. "You have to think if you want to play for a big club and have your image or if you want to play for a good club and earn big money. When you ask someone to move for something like £300,000 a week it is just crazy."
That was Clichy in 2009 before he was struck by the altruistic insight that he was moving to City only to win titles. Nasri too hides behind that contention and not the fact that he's going to be paid almost triple of what he was paid at Arsenal.
It's all a bit sad and sadder still that it is Patrick Vieira who is encouraging these moves which are purely motivated by greed. Did he not learn anything at Arsenal? Honour, decency, and titles that were not bought??