Two worlds collided as a fan parked up his bike to watch England star Raheem Sterling drive into the Etihad Campus in his £500,000 Bentley
MANCHESTER CITY’S multi-millionaires arrived for training in their luxury motors as one lad turns up on his rusty BMX.
Two worlds collided as a fan parked up his bike to watch England star Raheem Sterling drive into the Etihad Campus in his £500,000 Bentley.
Sterling rewarded himself with the swanky new GTX 700-4 model in November after some strong performances at the start of this season – the same car as his boss Pep Guardiola.
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It added to his already impressive fleet of cars including the obligatory Range Rover – but his team-mates are not to be outdone, and enjoyed driving their own expensive cars into work today.
Much-maligned goalkeepers Claudio Bravo, currently injured, and Willy Caballero both favoured Mercedes – and the latter some fetching shades on a rare sunny Manchester day.
The defence of City sees a variety of cars, starting of course with the Merc, driven by Pablo Zabaleta, Aleksandar Kolarov and Gael Clichy.
While Barcary Sagna chose an Audi R8, and Nicolas Otamendi in perhaps the showiest car of all, was behind the wheel of a £240,000 Rolls Royce Wraith.
Midfielder Fernando has a popular footballers’ car, the Porsche Cayenne 4×4 – while a Porsche sports car was also favoured by Jesus Navas, who famously used to have an £8,000 Nissan Micra.
Another City star flashing the shades was Ilkay Gundogan, still out injured, who is one of the Mercdedes cohort – as is bit-part player Nolito in a white 4×4.
Perhaps the most common car of a footballer is the Range Rover, which starts upwards of £100,000 – but there was just one of those on show today, driven by star striker Sergio Aguero.
City are having a strong end to the season as they consolidate fourth place in the Premier League and that all-important Champions League sport by three points from Arsenal in fifth.
But crucially, they are just one point behind Liverpool in third place, and have played a game fewer than their Anfield rivals.
And even more pleasing for Guardiola is that their run-in is relatively straight-forward, starting with defending champions Leicester at the Etihad on Saturday.
They then host West Brom before going away to Watford on the final day of a trophyless season for the manager, but one which he will have learnt a lot about English football – and their love for flashy cars.
Although it could be one of the last times some of these players drive into their Etihad Campus training base, with the likes of Zabaleta, Sagna, Clichy and Kolarov all potentially leaving.