"Medals are more important to a player than money, without doubt.
"You can't tell me Robinho has gone to Manchester City for medals because it looks like at this moment in time he has done it for financial reasons because Manchester City are a million miles away from challenging for honours."
FORMER MAN CITY CHAIRMAN DAVID BERNSTEIN
"As a supporter of football in general one's got to have a lot of concerns. City have got, I think, the best academy in the country but there's a danger now the academy will be squeezed because if Kaka comes to the club, he's not coming on his own.
"The Aston Villa way [of nurturing players] is the preferred way, but this is the real world we live in. It's almost like a blitzkrieg attack on the game.
"[But] I and most supporters will look forward to this enormously. It's a momentous move and it gives us the possibility of becoming a top European club over a period of time.
"It wasn't that long ago that Main Road was nicknamed the 'Theatre of Comedy' and hopefully those days are behind us for good."
WIGAN CHAIRMAN DAVE WHELAN
"If some Arabian fellas or oil-rich sheikhs come in and pay £90m for a player, that is totally barmy.
"If Manchester City come in and offer that I think the game will suffer in the end."
CHELSEA MANAGER PHIL SCOLARI
"This is football and he is a professional player. Maybe they have offered to him not only money but an idea for them to become a big club.
"That is more important as I know Kaka very well and I know that money is not a problem for him."
AC MILAN TEAM-MATE CLARENCE SEEDORF
"These are Hollywood figures, it is clear that City is sending a message to the world; they want to become one of the big clubs in the world.
"It would surprise me if he leaves this month, but on the other hand, I don't know what the personal motivations would be.
"The money is not what he needs, he has a big contract already. It is astronomical for AC Milan, but it's not going to be a life-changer for him.
"If he decides to change, it will be for a long-term project that he can be a major part of."
BOLTON MANAGER GARY MEGSON
"Good luck to them if they can get those kind of players, but it is not as easy as you would think.
"Mark's (Hughes) task is possibly more difficult because the spotlight is intense.
"Things have changed and they are after some of the best players in the world, but those players are already at huge football clubs playing Champions League football.
"They are already earning vast sums themselves so it is not a case of clicking your fingers and they will come running, it is going to take a bit of time I am sure."
FORMER MAN CITY STAR RODNEY MARSH
"It's outrageous. It's a big, big deal for football.
"The big question is, will it improve Manchester City football club and help them become a top team in the Premier League?
"I seriously doubt that."
HULL MANAGER PHIL BROWN
"It is not out of hand at Hull, we have a budget and we stick to that and that will continue.
"We still operate in the black. One day we will probably be in the red, maybe in three or four years time, but you would hope that we are still in the Premier League by that time.
"The people paying it are not in an economic depression like everyone else is, but Manchester City are one of the richest clubs in the world and they can afford to pay £100m.
"If I have £100m in the bank no-one is going to stop me spending it, how I choose to spend it. End of story."
MIDDLESBROUGH CHIEF EXECUTIVE KEITH LAMB
"As long as the rules permit it we've got to allow it.
"My personal view of foreign ownership of English football clubs is I don't think it is good for the game but it has got to run its course.
"I don't know how long it will last and what will happen to those clubs who have foreign owners.
"What happens when those owners move on at a whim or try and buy another trinket?"
READING MANAGER STEVE COPPELL
"City's owner has a target, how he gets there is down to him.
"Hopefully there'll soon be six teams capable of winning the title, that can only be good. If City join that then brilliant."
SUNDERLAND MANAGER RICKY SBRAGIA
"At the end of the day, that's what they do. They do it that way.
"I would love to be able to afford a player like that, but it's well beyond us.
"If that's what they think he is worth, he is worth that. That's up to Mark Hughes."
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