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Fulham - New Brede Link

Once the Chris Smalling deal was finalised, I was happy to accept defeat and take the sale on the chin. After all, the lure of Champions League football was one that the young lad was never going to turn down.

His departure did weaken our defence a little, in the sense that depth has now become an issue, but, again, I had to think positively and the thought of Hughes and Hangeland holding their places was nothing but pleasing.

However, it would seem Sir Alex wants another poke at the Fulham factory line of class defenders, and he really is taking the biscuit with a supposed swipe for Brede Hangeland.

Whilst the rumour has not been circulated Worldwide, there are small suggestions from certain areas of the media that Manchester United are gearing up a 12 million bid to tempt the Norwegian captain up North, where the weather is of course, slightly more Nordic.

Last season it was no secret that United were having defensive issues, which we only highlighting with a fine 3-0 victory at the Cottage; a game in which I remember 2 midfielders filling into their backline.

That fact adds concern to this speculation, however, we can only hope it's not true.

Surely the Man Utd gaffer wouldn't steal from us twice in 6 months?




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Writer: Kristian Balkin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday May 27 2010

Time: 8:14PM

Your Comments

If Smalling was worth 8m, I think we could push for a little more than 12m for Hangeland. Of course, we'd be in desperate straits if we let him go, but if we could get 15m for him, I'm confident Roy could find a suitable replacement with more than a little left over. Not buying it, though.
Teddy_KGB
how can the lodge a bid at the same price that it took to take smalling? surely they know that brede is better at this moment... i get that smalling is more for the future, but really?
woodysweats
i think man u ultimately paid 12 mil... i think arsenal lodged a bid at 10, and man u had to up their offer to get their man...
woodysweats
Not sure I understand, Woody. Smalling for 8m. Brede for 12m. Not the same price. Or, am I misunderstanding?
Teddy_KGB
Posted at the same time. Missed your followup.
Teddy_KGB
Everything I read suggested 7-8m. (and sorry for the three consecutive posts).
Teddy_KGB
hey i could be wrong... it's all undisclosed anyway, right? that's the way i remembering it happening, but it's a whole lot of rumor and conjecture that they report...
woodysweats
What!! not linked to Manchester City, every other player is, whats wrong with Brede?
buzz lightyear
 

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