Pep Guardiola ‘Admires’ Wayne Rooney From His Barcelona Lair

Chris Wright

20th, October 2010

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By Chris Wright

Stop me if you think that you’ve heard this one before…

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has begun the now customary charm offensive, instantly familiar to fans of Arsenal and Liverpool, admitting his keen admiration for Wayne Rooney – who you may have seen isn’t particularly keen to stay at Old Trafford anymore.

Guardiola is quoted in The Sun this morning as saying:

He is one of the greatest players in the world as there are very few players with his qualities. He’s a player I admire very much.

Of course, it is also being mooted that Barca are planning a fairly paltry £25 million January bid for Rooney, chiefly to test United’s resolve in holding onto their unmotivated asset.

You’ve got to admit, the Catalans are nothing if not consistent scheisters.

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8 Comments

  1. The Truth says:

    paltry 25 mill, what makes you think he’s worth more?

  2. spectator says:

    where would he play? i don’t think he’d oust villa in the centre, so how would he go front left? i think he’d spend more time on the bench than he’d like.

  3. Tom Addison says:

    They can’t afford it, they’re broke, so it doesn’t matter.

  4. messi says:

    villa isn’t playing as a 9er. he is used as a winger

  5. miki says:

    messi – £6 million.
    Barca is a joke

  6. George says:

    Man Utd might not get much more than 25 million for him. The fact that he can buy out his contract in the summer for 5 million and will be cup tied for the champions league will mean United will have to accept a lot less than they might like in January. I think he’ll go for about 25-30. If he goes to Man City however, they might be able to get 40-50 out of them.

  7. PhilandoTorres says:

    “quoted in The Sun”

    Read: Fabricated by the sports desk at The Sun.

    Any transfer funds Barca have will go on Fabregas next summer.

  8. Sunday says:

    OK.. WE CAN SELL ROONEY TO BARCA IF THEY CAN SELL MESSI TO US.. THAT WILL BE GREAT

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