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Campbell For Berbatov - Not Good Business

The Berbatov saga will be over by midnight. That is certain: we will know if he joined or not. And if he joins, we'll learn what's the price - we'll learn whether Frazier Campbell is included in any deal.

This rumour, namely that we'll give Campbell and some money for the Bulgarian, is a worrying one. For a long time there was no talk about any swap deal: the problem was thought to be that Spurs wanted Ł30m while we were only prepared to pay Ł25m.

Now the question is simple: is including Campbell in the deal 1) a wild invention of the press 2) Spurs' idea or 3) United's idea.

If any of the first two is the answer, then there is no problem. The media's knack for inventing amazing transfer deals is well-known and it would be logical if Spurs, bereft of their strikers, would want one in return for selling another one.

But if United offered Campbell, then something's seriously wrong. I mean, rather than paying Ł5m more we end up giving away one of our most talented youngsters? That is not a good business, no matter how we look at it.

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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday September 1 2008

Time: 8:08AM

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Spurs have just signed that Russian striker, Pavlyuchenko, so (hopefully) they don't need any more strikers. Also, Darren Bent scored for them yesterday against Chelsea, so even if Berbatov goes, hopefully they won't need Campbell. On that, I agree that would be a very bad piece of business for United. Berbatov would be a good addition, true, but if we want him, we should just pay whatever Spurs will take and be done with it. Campbell could be one of the best strikers in England in a few years, whilst Berbatov is 27 or something, and will have finished his career whilst Campbell is still at his peak. And if Campbell goes, we will still only have 3 first team strikers, which, I think, is a little short for challenging for all trophies, especially if one of them gets injured. We should not let our young talent go just to get our hands on Berbatov.
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01/09/2008 08:35:00

* Really hope we get Berbatov though. I'm sort of in two minds - on the one hand, I think it's probably more or less tied up, what with Spurs buying another striker, and us letting Saha go and everything. On the other, though, the transfer window closes at midnight, and we'd better get a move on or we're going to be the only Premier League club not to sign anyone!
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01/09/2008 08:42:00

You guys do know that you've accepted a £7m bid for FC from Hull City and its all hanging on whether or not Berbatov arrives at Old Trafford, right?
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01/09/2008 14:16:00

berba ia off to machester but to who ???????????????
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01/09/2008 15:12:00

Guess its finally stump up the cash time or see Fergies head blow up as Berba rolls out in a Citeh shirt!!!! Bet Fergie wishes he didnt quibble over the odd million quid, cos Berba would of been in the bag long before this take over deal, now Saha has gone you looking a bit thin up top..........mind you i hear Emile Heskey is available!!! LMAO
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01/09/2008 15:40:00

Great....another year of watching Rooney being wasted into every other position than the one he should really be playing... Could SAF be that stubborn? He'll destroy our whole year if he doesnt get someone good upfront, before we even start! This really screwed up the rest of my day!!!
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01/09/2008 16:29:00

dont give campbell away we need him in our strike force 7mil is enough isnt it?
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01/09/2008 17:30:00

bring campbell to hull!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
cott tiger
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01/09/2008 17:31:00

Any news of a Berbatov announcement?
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02/09/2008 00:22:00

hes definitely joined. confirmed. 30.75m with campbell on loan the other way. good luck manyoo.
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02/09/2008 00:37:00

Well you got your man and we got our £30M. Shouldn't that have all been done 6 weeks ago? The terms of the Campbell loan seem to be secret at the moment, do you guys know if it has an option to buy included or is just a loan to sweeten the loss of Berbatov?
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02/09/2008 11:43:00

berbatov is a class signing 4 united and he's a class player asnd he's the player united have been looking 4 over the last 2 years
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