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Bordeaux coach Laurent Blanc is reportedly planning to raid former club Manchester United for Mikael Silvestre.

Reports emanating from France suggest Blanc has made his former Old Trafford team-mate one of his top summer transfer targets.

With David Jemmali set to leave Bordeaux at the end of the season after turning down a new deal, Blanc is in need of defensive reinforcements and sees Silvestre as an ideal replacement.

Blanc is a big admirer of Silvestre and he is believed to have enquired about the French international last summer.

Silvestre's future at United is uncertain as he has just one-year remaining on his contract and he is well down the pecking order at Old Trafford.

The 30-year-old could be tempted to return to France for regular first-team football and the prospect of Champions League football at Bordeaux next season could sway Silvestre's decision.

TargetsMeanwhile, Bordeaux are believed to be keeping tabs on Yoann Gourcuff and Jeremy Menez as possible replacements for Johan Micoud.

Micoud is set to quit Bordeaux in the summer leaving Bordeaux with a huge void to fill and Blanc is drawing up his list of targets.

Milan starlet Gourcuff could be an option as he is thought to be considering a loan move away from the San Siro after struggling to establish himself at the Rossoneri.

Tottenham, Marseille and some Italian clubs are believed to be monitoring Gourcuff's situation.

Monaco midfielder Menez has been a long-term target for Bordeaux with Les Girondins missing out to Monaco for the player's signature when he left Sochaux in 2006.

Menez has just over a year to run on his contract at Monaco and they could be tempted to sell for a big offer rather than risk losing him for nothing next summer.
 

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Eh.... when the three of you are finished group-hugging each other at your Silvestre love fest, send me a PM! :D

As I already said in the shoutbox, the title was meant to grab attention and I got it! Yes, I am an attention-seeking slut!

Having said that, he needs to move on, so that either a younger player can cut his teeth or some younger talent can be bought in to the club.

Silvestre is OK at left back and a good cover for Evra, but at CB....oh God. I don't even have the money for the kind of treatment I will need, if I recall all the traumatic experiences.
 

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Banana-rama said:
I don't understand where the creator of this thread is coming from. Doesn't he understand that you cannot have two world class players for every position, you need back up players. Silvestre is a very strong left back who provides excellent cover for Evra. If we sell Silvestre and then Evra gets injured, who plays at left back. Would you rather have a centre back Oshea playing at left back or Silvestre a natural left back. We need to keep Silvestre, contrary to what many people have said in this thread he is actually a very good player.

The creator of this thread will talk about himself in the third person and simply explain himself as having the right to title the tread in whichever way he saw fit.

The chread-creator is also attention-seeking and a sensationalist.

He has also heard, read and debated all the pros and cons regarding Silvestre and after all has been said and done, Silvestre was a good professional footballer, who went about his job in the proper way, but now needs to move on, so others can move up, or at least give the maanger a chance to freshen things up.

Peace!
 

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manutd004 said:
He doesn't need to "move on" at all.

He is a very good player, and we need him to stay and fight for a place with Evra, and provide cover for when necessary.

As I've said, if Evra gets injured or dramatically loses his form, I would be very, very happy in Silvestre taking over from him.

And i would be watching through the gaps of my fingers! :)
 

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CROoney from Dubrovnik said:
ALL TRUE UNITED FANS FROM MANCHESTER , RIGHT ? COZ believe me, some of you UK fans are not unbiased towards your own players ...Ask anyone outside UK who is not a United fan what's the weakest link of United team - and at least 80% of them will tell you Wes Brown. Now I wouldn't be saying this to any non-united supporter coz I like Wes... He plays for United , I really like him - but not as much as I like others... And he's probably a Tottenham material , but not United. Listen - I'm not blaming him, it's not his fault but I'd like a little reality please ...So, you're talking about consistency. At old Trafford ? Well - an assist to Dean Ashton( yes, he headed it straight to dean ) , and Alfonso Alves ( totally mistimed jump) in 2 out of 5 matches he's played as a CB says enough about consistency. Furthermore , he let the West Ham player alone with VDS at the 6 yard box, but luckly rio was there to cover him and that player had no option but to shoot it wide ( he was alone 1 on 1 with VDS , and rio had to come all the way from his position to cover for Brown ). Against Barca at Nou Camp it is needless to say who was the man who lost possesion to Eto'o who then tried passing it to Messi, but luckily Carrick was there to intercept the pass. We're talking about their finest chance to score! Against Chelsea he almost made my hart stop in our first attack of the match where he headed ball wide to vds, forcing him to come from the line all the way outside the box thus allowing Ballack,I think, to intercept it, because it was too slow , but luckily he missed a chance to score with no GK on goal ( oh and who's job was to cover Ballack's free header.... )...There's more - do you happen to remember Roma's first goal a year ago at Rome ? Taddei scored , after he was left unmarked by Brown in the box ( yes, Brown was covering no one at that time ). And at their second goal scored by Mirko Vucinic he was "covering" Vucinic. Him, not Rio or Vida...Last season's match against Pompey ( or Everton, I'm not sure ) when Mendes scored that goal from just outside the area, he was left 1 on 1 with Wes with Brown being late to cover his shot thus allowing him to shoot. And this season's 1/4 finals 2 nd leg against Roma at OT he executed an awfully late, mistimed, unneccessary tackle which was rewarded as a penalty. True, Mancini dived, but Brown never touched the ball. If you don't believe me, I'll paste an image ...

I will never understand how we don't agree on Fletcher!

Everything there needs to be said about Brown or around 90% is contained in this post. Awesome stuff.

Has he improved a lot? Yeah, but we're not talking about crap to gold here, we're talking maybe crap to rusty metal......

I think it has a lot to do with how people watch football. Everybody watches the match, but how many just follow the ball and how many are actually paying attention and watching how Rooney and Ronaldo are stretching the defence, where Evra is standing in relation to Vida..... and on the numerous occasions where Wes Brown is NOT STANDING where he should be!

WE should actually embed videos highlighting Wes Brown's horror shows to remind people of what they missed during the games.

BTW....isn;t this about Silvestre :)
 
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