fergie given 100 million to spend ?

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  1. Scholesy18

    Scholesy18 Well-Known Member

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    http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=835140&sec=england&cc=3436

    ESPNsoccernet understands that Wayne Rooney signed a new five-year contract after being informed that the Glazer family have pledged to give Sir Alex Ferguson a transfer fund of £100 million

    Rooney openly questioned the club's ambition when publicising his desire to leave Manchester United on Wednesday, but following meetings between the player, his representatives, Ferguson and chief executive David Gill, United announced on Friday that the striker had performed a sensational U-turn.

    Rooney said: "I'm signing a new deal in the absolute belief that the management, coaching staff, board and owners are totally committed to making sure United maintains its proud winning history."

    It is understood that Rooney was reassured funds would be made available by the Glazer family, and that Ferguson could have a minimum of £100 million at his disposal, despite the burden of debt carried by the club as a result of the Americans' takeover.

    Ferguson has often repeated his desire to find "value" in the transfer market but now he will have the funds to embark on a more ambitious transfer policy, and one that would rival the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City.

    It is also understood that the prospect of joining Manchester City concerned the striker, and that he had few alternatives. Chelsea would not pay superior wages to those offered by United, Barcelona did not have the financial clout and Real Madrid were happy with the options already in their squad.

    Rooney therefore took the decision to commit his future to United, where he will be paid a basic wage of £150,000 per week. However, if performance targets are met by the club then Rooney's wage could in effect reach £200,000.


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    The situation is interesting isn't it?

    What if Ferguson is actually given that (or some large transfer) money that allows him to revamp and re-polish the squad? Will that change the way people perceive the whole Rooney situation?

    Say what you want about his selfish, greedy, money-driven ways but maybe this whole renewed focus on the "club's ambition" is actually exactly what was needed?

    True not true? What will be done etc
     
  2. Scholesy18

    Scholesy18 Well-Known Member

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    Well the conspiracy theorists have suggested that the whole Rooney saga was just a ploy by Fergie to force the Glazers to give him transfer funds. If this report is true then that wouldn't surprise me if it that was the case. It is a pretty strange situation to consider that within a week Rooney was given a new contract on massively increased terms and Fergie was given a huge budget when neither were (seemingly) the case before. Be intrigued to see how Fergie would spend £100m though
     
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    If Ferguson has really 100M to spend, for sure he wins another Treble :D

    The values are somewhat confused. Goal.com says £ 53M, Daily Star, £ 60M, The Sun, £80M.

    It seems that Rooney's statements began to take effect. And that's just the beginning. Until the end of the season, anyone with two legs and playing football will be linked to us.
     
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    I said in the Transfer Rumour section that it's the Ronaldo money + more.

    Benzema, Henderson, Sneijder and Defour are the main targets it seems.
     
  5. maserinn

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    Benzema, Sneidjer and Defour plus getting rid off a little excess fat in the squad and we´ll be on our way to the treble
     
  6. SDLRob

    SDLRob Does Not Like Nani

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    we do need to clean up the team a bit... and with some of the team getting close to retiring, we need to start looking for replacements
     
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