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
Despite Fine, Hargreaves Doesn't Stop
ESPN Soccernet, August 25th, 2006 4:22PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

Owen Hargreaves just keeps talking. And Bayern Munich still won't listen. In fact, this week, the club slapped him with a $30,000 fine for insubordination. But Hargreaves is still talking. In an interview with Bild newspaper on Friday, Hargreaves reiterated his hope that Bayern executives would soften and begin entertaining offers for a possible transfer before the deadline passes next Thursday. "I've given everything to Bayern Munich for the last nine years and I want to be treated with respect," Hargreaves said. "I simply want it to be accepted that Manchester would be a great step for me." The Canadian-born center midfielder has been at the club since 1997; his current contract runs through 2010. "The manager doesn't want to let me go. That's his right," Hargreaves conceded. "But he knows exactly what I want." Uli Hoeness, Bayern's sporting director, has publicly criticized the player for the way he's handled the situation. Hoeness has repeatedly rejected a $32 million offer from Manchester United; he said he wouldn't sell the player for $60 million. Bayern is perhaps being less flexible with Hargreaves than they would be if Michael Ballack, the club's other central midfielder, had not already departed. However, following the public way in which he's asked for a transfer, the England midfielder may be relegated to the bench. But he is not worried: "The coach knows what I can do," Hargreaves said. "And so do the fans. I always give everything I have. That won't change no matter where I play." 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
Ozil on the Defensive    
In an interview with German news outlet FAZ, Arsenal's much-maligned playmaker Mesut Ozil defended his record ...
LVG: We Threw Away Three Points     
Louis van Gaal said that Manchester United threw three points away as Leicester City twice rallied ...
Messi Closes in on 400 Career Goals     
After scoring the last of Barcelona's five goals against Levante on Sunday, Lionel Messi moved to ...
Bayern Looking Up at Paderborn    
Just four games into the Bundesliga season and Bayern Munich finds itself in the unfamiliar position ...
PSG Continues Slow Start     
For the third game in a row, struggling French champ Paris Saint-Germain drew 1-1 after taking ...
Inzaghi Responds to Milan President's Criticism     
Milan President Silvio Berlusconi on Sunday fired a thinly veiled criticism at Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi ...
Mourinho: Lampard 'Love Story' Over at Chelsea     
Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho proclaimed that the "love story" between his Blues and current Manchester City ...
Nigerian U-20 star Dike hopes more Cowgirl goals will come    
Goals by Courtney Dike helped Nigeria reach the final of the Under-20 Women's World Cup in ...
Inzaghi: Milan Has Nothing to Lose Against Juve     
AC Milan on Saturday hosts Juventus in an early-season top-of-the-standings clash of Italian heavyweights. While Milan ...
London Wins Semis and Final of Euro 2020    
UEFA on Friday awarded Wembley Stadium in London as the venue for the semifinals and final ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives