From dismantling Real Madrid 4-0 at the Etihad last night, winning five Premier League titles in six seasons (soon to be one more), and having a team full of superstars – we’re all in agreement that Manchester City are the best team in Europe, who are about to receive some BIG bonuses if they complete the treble.
The known kings of Europe, Real Madrid, were dethroned during an almost scary display of dominance and efficiency in Manchester as Pep Guardiola’s side smashed Real Madrid 4-0 during the conquest of proving they’re the new kings of Europe.
No English team has won the treble since Manchester United during the 1998/99 season under Sir Alex Ferguson. This may all change on June 10 in Istanbul when Man City take on the unlikely favourites, Inter Milan.
Aside from the Champions League, Pep Guardiola’s side only need one more win to once again be crowned Premier League winners and to beat Man United in the FA Cup final on June 3 to seal the treble and a record-breaking payout for the team.
Sources from the Football Insider tells us that winning the treble would almost definitely see Man City top the current Premier League wage record.
City’s owners are expected to pay out over £20m to the players if they lift the UCL trophy in Istanbul next month, while Premier League and FA Cup success will see the team rewarded with around £15m in bonuses.
These bonuses applied to City’s annual wage bill, potentially brings City’s overall payout for the season to around £385m – narrowly topping the current Premier League record of £384m that was paid to the Man United players during the 2021/22 season.
A treble winning season definitely deserves to hold the new record instead of 2021/22 Man United, who won a grand total of zero trophies that season.
There’s still a little way to go but considering Man City have won 19 of their last 23 games with none of them being a defeat, the three wins they need in three competitions is looking ever-more likely that they’ll end the season winning the treble.
Inter Milan may produce one of the biggest upsets in football history by beating Pep’s superstar side next month. Even if they did, the sad thing is for anyone who’s not a City fan, nobody would argue that Pep’s City would still be the best team in Europe.