The £100million purchase of Manchester City by the Saudi Royal family is the most significant event in football of the last 1000 years. That's the opinion of the Newcastle United boss Kevin Keegan, who is a bit barmy.
Keegan was reacting to yesterday's extraordinary events which saw the Abu Dhabi United Group buy City, Robinho transferred in from Real Madrid, and Dimitar Berbatov snub his nose at the Sky Blues, and all this before the Transfer Window shut at bedtime.
Mr Keegan was once manager at City, where he was revered by the fans until he suddenly decided that he wanted to 'retire' from football, and left during the 2004/05 season.
This may have been due to the pressure at Eastlands, and the fans' belief that he was the Messiah.
Speaking to members of the Press this morning, Keegan said:
"It's a big club, one of the biggest. I love City and the fans, they're great. This money will transform the team into one that could win trophies. I think it's definitely the most important event in world football in the last 1000 years, certainly during my time in football, if not longer, without a shadow of a doubt, probably."
Asked about the farcical situation surrounding Dimitar Berbatov and his hijacking from Manchester Airport by Sir Alex Ferguson, Keegan said:
"I 'ate Sir Alex! I'd LOVE IT if we beat them. LOVE IT!"