Report Official Spanish La Liga Discussion Thread in European Football Posted June 23, 2013 Re: Official Spanish La Liga Discussion Thread The main reason was Pep. Money plays a role too (albeit a subordinate one as he had better offers from sheikh clubs) Money is the the No.1 reason. Moving to Bayern = more trophies = more famous = more advertising = more money. It's all about the money. Moving to Man City (for example sheikh club) = more salary but ≠ more trophies. Star players main source of income is not salary' date=' it is advertising. So Man City = less money than Bayern/Real Madrid/Barca overall. In his case especially [b']it is the money[/b] because he is moving to a direct rival meaning he is taking more risk in losing some of his fan base. The important thing is: Can you blame him? I can't. Life is about opportunities and he made the right choice for his benefit. Especially that he made the move in a good decent manner. Didn't wait his contract to end + gave his team a good amount of money + was straight forward with no games or lies.