Football Transfers – July 2009
The biggest transfer this week is undoubtedly the shock move of Michael Owen on a free transfer to Manchester United. The striker was a free agent after his contract with Newcastle expired last month. There seemed little interest in the injury prone striker and his management team felt the need to send out a brochure detailing his qualities. The move has caused near outrage on Merseyside, as Owen was a former Liverpool idol spending eight years playing at Anfield.
Chelsea captain John Terry is attracting interest from Manchester City, who have already had a bid of £35million turned down for the England international. They are however believed to be preparing a £40million bid. It’s also believed that they could offer Terry £300,000 a week to play at Eastlands next season, an offer which could secure his financial future forever. New Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has insisted that the club don’t want to sell their star.
AC Milan has bid for Sevilla striker Luis Fabiano and Real Madrid striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar in an attempt to settle the unrest caused by the sale of star Brazilian Kaka to Real Madrid. Fabiano recently impressed in the Confederations Cup and helped Brazil win the tournament. He has spent five years in Sevilla and helped the club to qualify for the Champions League next season.
Dutch striker Huntelaar has fallen down the pecking order at Real, after they signed star French striker Karim Benzema from Lyon for £30million. The Dutch striker has a decent goalscoring record at Real and was a prolific scorer with Ajax before joining the Spanish giants.