Monday, August 27, 2007

icLiverpool - Everton in fight to save Fernandes deal

icLiverpool - Everton in fight to save Fernandes deal:

"BEMUSED Everton officials were last night trying to contact Manuel Fernandes in a bid to resurrect his move to Goodison Park. The club were stunned to see Valencia claiming that he had joined them from Benfica just hours after verbally agreeing his switch to Everton with chairman Bill Kenwright following Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Blackburn Rovers."

"The 21-year-old has openly expressed his desire for a return to the Premier League following loan spells with Portsmouth and Everton last season, although both clubs were originally unwilling to meet Benfica’s asking price.

His third-party ownership, given the controversy over Carlos Tevez and Javier Masherano joining West Ham last year, also clouded the issue, which is why Everton were in the process of raising the money to own 100% of him.

But because third-party contracts are no problem in Spain’s Primera Liga, the Valencia deal means his owners would retain an interest in the player and any future transfer fees."

Murky, murky business whenever these third party guys rear there slimy heads (Global Sports Agency in this case)...Really disappointed he's not signing but ultimately he's been comletely duplicitous by the sounds of it. Odd, odd, odd.

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