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End Of The Road For Rossi

Carlos Tevez's impending arrival draws a sad consequence: hot prospect Giuseppe Rossi will leave Old Trafford.

Last week, the president of AC Parma declared that United were willing to sell Rossi - and amid the news of the signing of Tevez, no one was surprised to hear that.

Parma and Milan are both linked with 7,5 million bids for the 20-year-old striker who's broken all records in the reserves and was touted as a future United star.

I have expressed my views on the matter far too often in the past yet now I must conclude that for Rossi, the right decision is possibly to leave. Rooney, Saha, Tevez, Anderson and Nani can all play up front so he might be kept as a squad player but I believe he's destined to do bigger things than that.

The lure of his homeland might be too great though Rossi insisted on several occasions that he wished to remain at Old Trafford and fight for his place. But he played a great part in saving Parma from relegation and would be a certain starter there. Even at Milan, where he'd have Alberto Gilardino, Pippo Inzaghi and Ronaldo as rivals, he'd have more opportunities to show his undoubtable talent.

Why? Because Inzaghi and Ronaldo are hardly players for the future - unlike Tevez, Rooney, Anderson and Nani. Milan sold Borriello and Oliveira in the close season and they've been very modest in their spending in recent years: big-money signings are not Milan's style and though purchasing 20-year-old players is hardly their style either, his relative cheapness could make Rossi an attractive target for the Rossoneri.

And another thing: we must raise some funds after the extravagan amount of money we had committed to the purchase of Nani, Anderson and Hargreaves and possibly Tevez. My bet would be that Rossi goes for 7 million, Smith, Pique and Heinze for 6 million while we could receive 2 million for Richardson - that would take our intake from transfers to 27 million so our net spending would be significantly lower than the current, staggering 65 million (Tevez's reported fee included)




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday July 9 2007

Time: 6:31PM

Your Comments

Would you keep Rossi if you were called Sir Alex Ferguson? :-)
Zae
Personally I don't believe he'll leave. To sell one of our potentially best Young talents before he's even hit his peak doesn't make sense when you look at it from the point of view that Fergie's putting a lot of focus into Youth into this squad.
zaeem1701
what happens if you end the season trophyless after spending all this money? who will be the scapegoat(s)? just wondered..........
Dales_Dad
Don't you think that making scapegoats before the end of the season is a bit rash? Should wait until everything goes wrong. Anyway, I was wondering who do you support, considering you seem eager to witness our failure. My bet would be *****ty, Liverpool or Leeds.
Zae
sell smith and keep rossi
rooneyisgod
 

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