By Chris Wright
Former Liverpool deity Robbie Fowler (the prowler, the growler, the howler – © Jonathan Pearce, 1997) has claimed that, upon hearing of Wayne Rooney‘s unrest, he immediately travelled home to discuss a move to the A-League with the Manchester United striker.
With his tongue firmly wedged in his cheek, Fowler told Glory’s official website:
“Everyone knows I went home and it’s probably only just come out lately about Wayne Rooney, but being in the football know, I found out a couple of weeks ago (that he wanted to leave United).
I just had to come home and see if he’d be interested in coming to Perth. The signs were good. I was really pleased with the chat we had and we’ll see where it takes us.
I sold it to him and told him what a lovely place it is. I told him what I think about the city and he knows obviously all about a lot of the players.
He’s umming and ahhing at the minute, but it’s looking good. He’s very, very interested so watch this space.”
Glory’s deputy chairman Lui Giuliani also welcomed the idea:
“Well if and it’s a big ‘If’, Wayne Rooney was out of contract, and Robbie could pull some strings we would love to have him at Perth Glory, even as a guest.
If I said four years ago that Robbie would be playing for Perth Glory, I’m sure many people would have had a laugh.”
Yep, that’s a real thigh-slapper Lui.