Liverpool Not ‘Interesting’ Enough For Mark Van Bommel

Chris Wright

18th, January 2011


By Chris Wright

The agent of Bayern Munich’s Dutch ransacker Mark van Bommel has revealed that his client has received an approach from Liverpool, though it has been shelved in favour of other, more ‘interesting’ offers from elsewhere.

Van Bommel’s representative, the ever-present Mino Raiola, told Bild:

“I know about Liverpool’s interest, but other offers are currently more interesting. I have got to find Mark the perfect club and we still have enough time for that.

“I cannot guarantee 100% that he will stay (with Bayern), but there is no rush with negotiations – I just have to do a good job.”

As things stand, Van Bommel will be out of contract at the Allianz Arena come the summer and has previously hinted that he is unlikely to sign a new deal with the German giants – with Tottenham, Wolfsburg, AC Milan and former club PSV all thought to have courted him since the turn of the year.

My money’s on Milan, where 33-year-old Van Bommel will be bought in with the express intent of adding some much-needed youthful exuberance to their ageing midfield ranks.

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  1. takeru says:

    fuck you stupid idiot van bommel!

  2. dennis says:

    Thank you for contributing

    One of the best defensive midfielders in the 09/10 season but had an unfortunate start of the current season. Will be a good addition for any team.

  3. Dan says:

    Indeed, Champion’s League and World Cup finals in the same year, what a dummy…o_O. With the hard challenges he puts in he’d be smart to stear clear of the prem and Howard Webb

  4. Connor says:

    and to think de jong gets it bad here… if van bommel came he’d be crucified after his first three games

  5. dennis says:

    Van Bommel never broke someone’s leg.

  6. Montesquieu says:

    Who is Mark van Bommel?

  7. MontolivoMonster says:

    @dennis – regarding Takeru’s comment, he may be one of the best blah blah blah, but just because he’s a decent player doesn’t mean he’s NOT a stupid idiot. I don’t mind him, but he is an idiot. He’s great at tackling because he just flies in there. Watch the Dutch run at the World Cup last year to see his wonderful ability to hack down opponents as they move into a good position. And by “hack down”, I mean charge in there studs first.

  8. William L says:

    Ya, he is a rough player, always tackle player hard, chances of getting red card is very high for him.

    And he is so old now, why Liverpool would want an old guy who is only good at tacking but get sent off later?

  9. dennis says:

    I can’t believe there’s so much criticism of Van Bommel in England of all places. If there’s any country where it’s riddled with stupid idiots hacking down people it’s there.

    Van Bommel is not the most subtle player, I agree. But if you watch him play week in and week out in the Bundesliga he’s not that bad as you make him out.

    I remember two fouls from him that crossed the line in the WC. The one against Uruguay and the one against Iniesta in the final. That’s it. And mind you, the refs seemed to agree with me.

  10. Mr. Volatile says:

    fuck you van bommel we dont want you anyway youre old and youre shite…

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