Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Pardew to Meet with Joorabchian to Discuss Argentines' Future
The Guardian, November 30th, 2006 5:19PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

January transfer season is nearly upon us, which means the next two months will be filled with a mixture of truth and rumors. While Shaun Wright-Phillips and Clint Dempsey will almost certainly make a January move in the EPL, it's anybody's guess what will happen to Argentine pair Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano. Now that Kia Joorabchian and friends have lost out in their bid to takeover West Ham United, the Argentines are the only thing keeping Joorabchian tied to the club. Since his stake is in two players who aren't playing much (or well), he surely has no reason for wanting them to stay at West Ham. Nor does it seem that Manager Alan Pardew or new owner Eggert Magnusson cares very much whether they stay or go. Pardew will meet with Joorabchian this week, where they are expected to discuss the Argentines' future at West Ham. The Guardian says Tevez and Mascherano have reportedly been offered to Atletico Madrid, which has been beset by long-term injuries to its midfield. If they do move, the talented duo clearly needs to be somewhere where they understand the language; Atletico also has a handful of their compatriots on its roster. Nevertheless, West Ham has instructed Tevez and Mascherano to play down any speculation linking them away from Upton Park. Said Tevez, recently: "For my pride, I will go on fighting, despite not playing two or three matches. I'm a guy who always fights and wants to be on the field always - until the end." When Tevez and Mascherano arrived at Upton Park nearly four months ago, some pundits declared the move made West Ham an instant title contender. That's hardly been the case: the pair have yet to score, and West Ham sits in 15th place in the Premier League table. Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Ranieri Named Greece Coach     
Claudio Ranieri on Friday signed a two-year deal to manage Greece. The 62-year-old Italian replaces Fernando ...
West Ham's Carroll to Miss Four Months    
West Ham striker Andy Carroll is set to miss up to four months after suffering ankle ...
Pinto Quits Costa Rica     
Jorge Luis Pinto, who guided Costa Rica to a surprise quarterfinal finish at the World Cup ...
Cech to Fight for Chelsea Place    
Petr Cech has vowed to stay and fight for his place as his decade-long reign as ...
Mourinho: Drogba 'Belongs' to Chelsea    
Jose Mourinho on Friday admitted that he is considering re-signing Chelsea legend Didier Drogba, who is ...
Maradona Blasts Argentina's Coaching Decisions    
Former Argentina captain Diego Maradona, who famously inspired the Albiceleste to World Cup glory at the ...
FIFA Backs 2018 Russia World Cup     
FIFA on Friday said it remains committed to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, despite the ...
NBC Brings EPL to Movie Theaters    
NBC Sports and Fathom Events are teaming up to show English Premier League games on Saturday ...
Aguirre Named Japan Coach     
Former Mexico coach Javier Aguirre on Thursday was appointed head coach of the Japanese national team, ...
Swans Sign Montero    
Swansea on Thursday signed Ecuadorian winger Jefferson Montero on a four-year deal from Mexican club Morelia. ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives