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Berbatov Saga: Keano Knows The Solution

Berbatov Saga: Keano Knows The Solution

Roy Keane does not think Berbatov's sulking created a difficult situation for Spurs manager Juande Ramos: he would know what to do.

Berbatov obviously wants to leave Tottenham and join Manchester United and Juande Ramos asked for the clubs to resolve the case sooner rather than later as the team's performances will suffer. Keano offered him a solution, which Ramos described as 'interesting'.

'If a player didn't want to play for me, I know what I'd do - I'd drive him myself to wherever he wants to go,' said Keane.

'I've said it before, no player is bigger than any club.

'I had a player two years ago when I got my job, I heard he had been speaking to another club within a week or two and I just sold him. And off he popped.'

It would certainly cause a lot of amusement within the ranks at Old Trafford if Ramos and Berbatov appeared outside the stadium, the former pushing the latter inside the door with a quick farewell.

However, Keano's tempting offer is impossible at a club like Spurs which is run the continental way: the chairman and their incompetent sporting director are responsible for the transfer business. So, while Ramos might be keen on actually acting on Roy's words, he cannot really do anything but wait.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Monday August 25 2008
Time: 4:31PM


Read this this morning myself. Typical Keane - good on you. Only hope Ramos does what he says - but he doesn't have to drive him, I'm sure United would be more than happy to pick him up!!
Man utd champions
25/08/2008 16:36:00
Roy Keane has been a revelation as a Manager, pleased to see him doing such a fantastic job TBH, and Spurs have done good business with him conducted in the manner it is supposed to be conducted. Sadly the same cannot be said of his former master Sir Alex, shameful way to run a sporting team. Pay up or shut up
25/08/2008 17:00:00
^ Its not as simple as "pay up or shut up" anymore.
25/08/2008 17:08:00
Well you've already lost 2 points from not signing him earlier, how many more do you want to leak without him? 2 points last year would have lost you the league to Chelsea.
25/08/2008 17:34:00
Early days....its a marathon, not a sprint.
25/08/2008 17:40:00
Yes, exactly united4life, plus you've hardly done very well yourself while this whole thing has been going on!? Oh, and no, two points dropped last season would not have handed the title to Chelsea - we'd have still won it on goal difference :)
Man utd champions
25/08/2008 17:52:00
I really want Keane to replace Fergie!!
25/08/2008 17:58:00
It IS a marathon and as Chelsea and Arsenal both's not going to be as easy as they might have thought. The top four will be losing a LOT of points this year
25/08/2008 17:58:00
We've had a typically crap start to the season to be sure, Berbatov situation like a cancer. My point was that it's bad for both of us, not just for us. We have sold 3 players without any problems at all to Sunderland, Roy Keane conducts his business properly it seems to me. I am sure with an appropriate offer rather than an insulting one followed by a stream of 'Black Ops' learnt from the CIA, we'd have settled with you long ago, most of us now would rather cut off our right arms (or for the more sensible Berbatov's right arm) than deal with you now. But the inevitable cannot be avoided I fear.
25/08/2008 18:06:00
It's true that we should have concluded the deal much earlier and I'm fairly certain that with Berbatov in the team we would have beaten Newcastle. But Levy is playing the hard ball and United are refusing to back down and pay up - it's a matter of principle it seems. Hopefully the Ł25m + added incentives will do the trick.
26/08/2008 19:27:00
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