Ajax forward Luis Suarez says that appointing Pere Guardiola as his agent doesn’t mean he will join Barcelona.
Pere is Pep Guaradiola’s older brother and he has recently taken over as Luis Suarez’s agent.
“If I wanted to go to Barca, I wouldn’t have chosen Pere Guardiola as a consultant. I would have chosen someone else, that would have been easier,” said Susarez.
“Pere has done things very well and if a player is to go to Barcelona it will be because the coach and the club want him, not because I have the brother or whoever as my representative.”
Without wanting to diminish Pere Guardiola’s professional qualities, this is certainly not a good career move for Suarez since everyone knows he is on Barcelona’s wish list and appointing Pep Guardiola’s brother as his agent will only bring him more unwanted publicity.
[Source: El Mundo Deportivo]
‘Pirlo should be dropped’
Massimiliano Allegri’s former mentor at Pescara said the Milan boss should drop Andrea Pirlo from the starting line-up.
Milan boss faces a selection headache with Ibrahimovic, Ronaldinho, Robinho and Pato fighting for the places up front and he may be forced to include all of them in the starting line-up.
That would mean that the rest of the team will be mostly concentrated on defence and getting the ball to the aforementioned players.
Giovanni Galeone believes Italy playmaker should no longer be a starter for Milan after the arrival of Ibrahimovic and Robinho.
“Taking out Pirlo from midfield would mean you would be able to add an anchorman in front of defence, or even better trequartista in attack.
“You don’t need a deep-lying playmaker with these four. Pato should play behind Ibra. This team can win everything.”
While the four attackers are obviously good enough to command a starting place at Milan, Allegri cannot afford to play them all at once as a serious team simply cannot defend with just six players.
Nevertheless, the mere prospect of playing all of them at the same time will give the boss a lot of options to change the course of the game if needed.
Mario Gomez was close to joining Liverpool
Liverpool wanted to loan Bayern striker Mario Gomez. The Germany international is sad that the transfer did not go through.
Mario Gomez expected to leave the club after losing the starting place at Bayern, and he was close to making a switch to Liverpool.
“I have always said: “If I leave Bayern, then I will move abroad”. Then arrived a good and very interesting offer from Liverpool. I have discussed the loan deal with my family and my girlfriend and have taken it seriously, because I just wanted to play.”
However, Bayern wouldn’t let him go.
“They gave me very strong assurances that I was in their plans. Thus, a move is no longer an issue.”
It is no wonder the striker is disappointed that the move didn’t go through as he has a very limited playing time at Alianz Arena and if nothing unusual happens, the odds are Gomez will move clubs in the next transfer window.
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