Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed Emmanuel Adebayor tried to drum up interest from Manchester United and Chelsea before completing his £25million switch to Manchester City.
The Togo star linked up with City on their recent tour to South Africa after becoming the latest big name to join the Eastlands revolution. However, there was a delay before Adebayor completed his move from Arsenal.
"When someone offers you that kind of money, it is a big attraction," Ferguson said. "That is the reason they have gone there. At the last minute, from what I can gather, either Emmanuel Adebayor or his agent phoned us after they had agreed a deal with City and then did the same with Chelsea. He was desperate to get to either Chelsea or us."
Ferguson is clearly unimpressed by City, especially their high-profile poster of Carlos Tevez and the caption 'Carlos Tevez. Welcome to Manchester' emphasising the fact United is in the Salford boundary, leaving City as Manchester's true club.
"It's City isn't it?" said Ferguson.
"They are a small club with a small mentality.
"All they can talk about is Manchester United; they can't get away from it. They think taking Carlos Tevez away from Manchester United is a triumph. It is poor stuff."
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