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Hargreaves Set To Join

Bayern Munich president Franz Beckenbauer announced that Owen Hargreaves would leave the club.

United have been chasing the 26-year-old midfielder since last summer but so far Bayern refused to sell him. However, after a hugely disappointing season the Bavarians start to build a new team and they welcome the kind of money they will receive from this deal.

Hargreaves, best performer of England's last World Cup campaign is reported to join for about 17 million.

'Owen is leaving,' Beckenbauer told Germany's DSF sports television network. 'That was the player's wish. It's a good match and it's also a good deal financially.'

The Kaiser did not disclose the financial details but said that the price was in the range of the reported amount.




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday May 20 2007

Time: 1:53PM

Your Comments

finally!! he will be great for our team (not sure who will play out of him carrick ans scholes) but still he is an excellent player and im glad the deal (looks) to be finally done, he will bolster our squad and his experience will bayern will do wonders for our club, especially in the champions league which he won back in 2001
united4life
do we look worried down here in SW6?
merlin
merlin u fekin better be, coz if we can win the premiership this season, how r u gonna stop us winning it next season when we have reinforced our team with players of Hargreaves quality, coz we all no how bad jose is in the transfer market (8.5 mil for boulahrouz, 30 mil for shevchenko, 21 million fo SWP to name but a few)
united4life
real talk from united4life hargreaves was the one of two things missing from us this season and with him added we need a striker and we should be good to go
rooneyisgod
what number do you reckon he will be. i was just thinking and the only small number left is 10, which will probably be given to the new striker we get.hmmmm..........
united4life
http://www.colchester.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=66253 Can you guys spread some love for this story on Sheringham at Vital Colechester (comments on our site welcome!)
Matt_Us
We were missing some bite, aggression and energy in midfield this season so hopefully thats sorted now but still in the back of my head is the fact our prem rivals already have 2 midfielders ahead of him in the england squad but you never know this could be his chance cement a place in both utds and englands team he cant be faulted for commitment thats for sure, I still feel that we need to spend a few more quid on some really top notch players because lets be honest both chelsea, for all the talk of a quiet summer and liverpool, with their new yank owners will certainly spend big. Do you think that Fergie is contemplating a 4 5 1 formation next season with giggs and ronaldo pushed further up the wing, I certainly hope not but its hard to see who will be dropped my only reckoning is that Carrick will be pushed more and more into Scholes' role as the new season progresses.Also does anyone know of this Anderson chap from brazil who plays left wing for porto we've been linked too, is he any use?
Kanchelskis
Anderson is a very talented player but very inconsistent, too. I think Giggs will find his options limited next season, with Rooney and Ronaldo providing width in a 4-3-3 formation.
midlothian99
Cheers for that midlothian, do you think Fergie would risk signing an inconsistent player in the hope he comes good? Giggs is getting old alright but i hope Fergie doesnt play rooney on the wing its never really worked.
Kanchelskis
united4life i think hargreaves will get number 17 and i agree midlothian giggs wont be used as much so it will probally take two more season to get the most appearances record.
rooneyisgod
End of the road for Scholes? His reaction at getting taken off was less than happy.......
col8
scholes should go back to coronation street
canila
Poor old mickey Carrick, hes gonna be warming that bench a lot because of Owen "the Welshman" Hargreaves
BomBom
Kanchelskis: no, I don't think Fergie will buy Anderson...
midlothian99
hes at carrington now haveing discussions
rooneyisgod
when will he have his medical and sign the contract does anybody know????
united4life
he had part yesterday and it is thought it will be completed today (friday)
rooneyisgod
he still hasnt signed???
united4life
i know i was expecting it all day
rooneyisgod
he said it will happen after bank holday weekend -thank ***** for that!!!!
united4life
 

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