Players more interested in money than football at Manchester City - Blackburn Rovers striker Benjani

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Blackburn Rovers' new signing Benjani has had a parting shot at former club Manchester City - claiming that money and not football is the only thing some of the players are interested in.

The Zimbabwe international, who has also played for Portsmouth in the Premier League, said that there was no trust at the big spending club.

He told Sky Sports News: "It sounds great, but in football money is not everything.

"What is needed is people who can hang around and love you to be there.

"Sometimes you are loved to be there because of money, which is not good.

"I would prefer to be here without having all those facilities, be happy and trust everyone around you."

Benjani, who is hoping to make his Blackburn debut against Manchester City, was released by the Eastlands outfit earlier this summer, having arrived two-and-a-half years ago as a signing from then manager Sven-Goran Eriksson.

And when asked if he thought some players at City were more interested in money, Benjani said: "Yes, it seemed like that and behind the scenes, there is no trust.

"I would prefer to play for a club where you are being trusted and you trust everyone around you."

It follows a similar blast from former Manchester City midfielder Stephen Ireland, who left the club after being deemed surplus to requirements by manager Roberto Mancini.

After Ireland signed for Aston Villa as part of the deal to bring England midfielder James Milner in the opposite direction Ireland also claimed that all was not well behind the scenes at the club.

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