BBC Home
Explore the BBC

CBBC

Sport

Last Updated: Tuesday September 02 2008 17:12 GMT

Big money transfers stun football

Dimitar Berbatov and Robinho

Manchester City have shocked football after setting a British transfer record when they signed Robinho for 32.6m.

They snatched the Brazilian from Chelsea, just hours after the club was bought by very rich new owners.

For a while it seemed like they were going to snap up Tottenham's Dimitar Berbatov as well, but in the end he went to Manchester United as expected.

He cost the Red Devils 30.75m on a day when Premier League clubs spent more than 100m on new players.

Everton spent 15m on midfielder Marouane Fellaini from Belgian side Standard Liege, while earlier in the day Tottenham splashed out more than 20m on a pair of new signings.

They finally completed a deal to spend 14m on Russian striker Roman Pavlyuchenko, and then took defender Vedran Corluka from Manchester City for 8.5m.

Big deadline day transfers
Robinho - Real Madrid to Man City - 32.6m
Dimitar Berbatov - Tottenham to Man United - 30.75m
Marouane Fellaini - Standard Liege to Everton - 15m
Roman Pavlyuchenko - Spartak Moscow to Tottenham - 14m
Vedran Corluka - Man City to Tottenham - 8.5m
But it was at City where all the big news took place on transfer deadline day - the final day football teams can bring in new players until January.

First the entire club was transferred when it was sold to new owners from the Middle East, called Abu Dhabi United Group.

New owners for Manchester City

The club's new owners wasted no time showing City fans what to expect, buying Robinho and making a series of massive bids for some of Europe's best strikers, although without further success.

Even so, it's not often a club knocks both Manchester United and Chelsea from the headlines, making it a pretty good day to be a City fan.


Hollie
New signing Robinho has been compared to Brazilian footie legend Pele, so Hollie thinks he must be good!


Caymen
Caymen also thinks Robinho is a really good player.


Caprice
And Caprice said: "I think Manchester City's going to be better than Manchester United."