London, Dec.4 : Liverpool football star Fernando Torres has said that money will be the only motivating factor for big players to come and join Manchester City.
The Liverpool superstar's comments came after reports suggested City were preparing a world record 120-million-pound bid for Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas, 27.
The Sun quoted Torres as saying: "Big players like Iker are looking for more than what City can offer. However much they offer, you're putting money ahead of the sporting aspect. Players like Iker will always be at the best clubs in the world. And in this case City is not one of them today.
"These are the offers this team has to make because otherwise nobody will want to go there. They need to make another huge signing like Robinho. When players see other great players go there they become attractive. The same thing happened with Chelsea. First they had to make a team of great players but without great names," he added.
Story first published: Thursday, December 4, 2008, 15:56 [IST]
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