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Heinze to Liverpool?

Posted by Daniel Stone on July 25, 2007

heinze1.jpgNow this is not a common situation in football but here it is:

Apparently Manchester United sent Gabriel Heinze’s agent a letter stating that if a club came in with an offer of £6.8 million for him they would agree to sell him. This alerted Liverpool, with Rafa Benitez being a firm admirer of the Argentinean international. BUT Liverpool’s interest has got Sir Alex Ferguson fuming,

“I can assure you Liverpool will not be getting Gabriel Heinze. We have had a couple of offers for him and we have turned them down.”

Benitez has since hit back,

“We made an offer which they rejected. The lawyers are working on it now so we have to wait.” 

Heinze is unsettled having lost his left back spot to Patrick Evra last season and with Manchester United reinforced in that position with Mikael Silvestre as cover for Evra, Heinze is surplus to requirements. This poses the question, why will Manchester United not sell him to Liverpool?

The rivalry between these two clubs is immense. There hasn’t been a player that has transferred between them in approximately 43 years. This fierce rivalry came about back in the day when they both possessed the best teams in the country and found themselves battling to be number 1. That and them being separated by about 35 miles also has something to do with it!

Is Sir Alex Ferguson acting appropriately not allowing Heinze’s deal to go through? Should Heinze even be contemplating moving to his current clubs main rivals having become a fan favourite at Old Trafford? Do you think the transfer will go through?


6 Responses to “Heinze to Liverpool?”

  1. ronnie said

    Of course Sir Alex is right.Who in his right mind would sell a good player to his enemy? We don’t need Liverpool’s money anyway.

  2. stoneysubaru said

    Ronnie – seeing you are a Man U fan I can understand your distress at him being sold to Liverpool BUT if this supposed ‘letter’ is true, there is nothing that can stop Liverpool signing Heinze.

    If he is such a good player, as you mention, why do Man U want to sell him abroad? The reality is that Heinze’s performances have dropped since his injury and Sir Alex believes he isn’t good enough for Man U anymore. United, being champions, shouldn’t be making such a fuss about where Heinze goes, supposing he is just a ‘reserve’ player. If we were talking about the likes of Ronaldo or Rooney I would rest my case!

  3. radiofc said

    I’ve always admired Heinze and think he’d be a great acquisition should he move to Liverpool. It’s looking unlikely though as Ferguson and Gill appear determined not to lose him… mind you Ferguson thought he was entitled to stud rights of a horse once and he was wrong then too… 😀

  4. stoneysubaru said

    As you say Ferguson doesn’t always get what he wishes and I think this situation is far from solved. I am very intrigued to find out in which red shirt Heinz will play next season. Although United could try to flog him abroad if he wants out.

  5. radiofc said

    further news on this

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