Shocker: Football fans have no financial nous!

From a reader’s comment on (The Guardian’s) David Conn’s piece on Man City’s purchase of land around east Manchester:

So…the council leased a publicly owned asset worth £40m annually for £2m pa plus some baksheesh?

Is that even legal?

“Baksheesh” is of course a backhander (or charitable tip, depending on translation). Why would £2m per-year, on a £40m asset, be considered any sort of fraud/gift? I’d be glad of any sort of Basksheeth to sweeten that deal!