Barcelona President Sandro Rosell Claims Man City Tried To Lure Players, Employees
Barcelona President Sandro Rosell claimed that Man City "has tried to lure a number of people to the Etihad Stadium from the Nou Camp," according to Andy James of the London DAILY MAIL. Rosell said that the Premier League champions have "not only tried to sign players from all levels of the club's structure, but also other employees of the Catalan giants." Former Barcelona Directors Ferran Soriano and Txiki Begiristain are now at Man City as CEO and director of football, respectively. Rosell said: "There have been some offensive approaches from City, at all levels of the structure of the club, but no one wants to go. They wanted to fish here, but there were no fish left. We're talking about people at all levels of the Barça structure, not just players. Their attempts have been unsuccessful, though, as our employees are happy here" (DAILY MAIL, 1/15).