Pep Guardiola submitted a world-record £200million bid for Anfield’s atmosphere just hours after Man City’s 3-0 loss to Liverpool.
City face an uphill battle to qualify for the semi-final of the Champions League after a comprehensive defeat in front of a raucous Anfield crowd.
Guardiola was so impressed with the atmosphere that he instructed City’s chief executive to make a £200mil bid while they waited for their bus to be fixed.
Lee Satchell, who claims he overheard the transfer conversations, said: “Pep was adamant. He’d never seen anything like it [Anfield].
“He kept manically humming ‘You’ll never walk alone’ before shouting £200m at his chief exec.
“They tried to explain that Pep had already spent quite a lot this season, but he wasn’t having it.
“Pep pointed at Kyle Walker and said ‘If that sack of potatoes is worth £50m then Anfield’s atmosphere is worth at least £200m’.
“Then he said he didn’t care how much he’d spent, he wanted it in place for the return leg or he was going to spend £400m on strikers City didn’t need in the summer.”
City have already spent big on invisible blue fans this season so it remains to be seen whether they’ll be able to get the deal over the line.
*SPOILER ALERT. ALL QUOTES IN THIS ARTICLE ARE MADE UP FOR THE PURPOSE OF A CHEAP LAUGH. FOR MORE FOOTBALLING COMEDY CLICK THE BANNER BELOW*