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· Berbatov>Tevez
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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Although Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has previously stated
that the January transfer window is not a good time to buy, The Times is saying
that, with United set to announce record profits next month, he will ask the
Glazer family who own the club to buy Philipp Lahm.

The newspaper claims that Ferguson sees the versatile defender as a key
reinforcement to boost his team's bid to retain the Premier League title this

One stumbling block - assuming the Glazers are prepared to stump up the cash -
could be strained relations between United and Lamm's club Bayern Munich.

The Bavarian giants became irritated by the long drawn out targeting and snaring
of midfielder Owen Hargreaves, who left Bayern for Manchester in the summer.

However, 24-year-old Lamm is said to be highly-regarded by Ferguson, not least
because he is comfortable playing on either flank. He could therefore provide
cover for Patrice Evra on the left while settling in as the eventual succesor to
Gary Neville on the right.

Wes Brown, currently filling in for the injured Nevile at right-back, may not be at
Old Trafford gor much longer after failing to agree a new contract.

There were reports in France on Monday that Bayern's other full-back, Willy
Sagnol, was United's main target, but The Times insists it's Lamm who interests

They also suggest that Branislav Ivanovic of Lokomotiv Moscow is on Ferguson's

United will be in a position to finance transfer spending if they so wish. They are
preparing to announce record turnover for the financial year ending June 30th.
Chief executive David Gill predicted this year that United would
achieve “dramatic growth,†and the club are expected to announce record
revenue of more than £200 million and profits of at least £60 million.

The Glazers are reaping substantial increases in the club's match-day and
commercial revenue.

United are moving towards an ambitious profits target of £108.9 million by 2011.

Excellent choice for LB or RB,,,,

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but i heard Barcelona is first in the line for Lahm,Zambrotta is going to Milan an Lahm is coming as he's replacement,that was couple of weeks ago so i don't know has anything changed.
anyway it would be great to sign Lahm one of the best winbacks in Europe,excelent replacement for Garry,not to mention Wes

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Agree Lahm is a great option. But will Bayern Munich sell him after all the hastle they created over selling OH to MANUTD.....

Also it will be a great signing in Jan because he will be eligible to play in Europe as well ........

· Berbatov>Tevez
11,812 Posts
Discussion Starter · #15 ·
how many of you have actually seen lahm this season... seriosuly, Bayern are faaar from convincing, and i can't remember anyone mentioning lahm as an important player in their matches...the only thing i see and hear when watching bayern's highlights this season is - "klose" and "toni" with a bit of "ribery" and "kahn has conceeded" once again...their defence is far from convincing...
i know when someone mentions lahm , the pitures of the last WC come to my mind..
i think it's same with you guys

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Lahm would be a good choice. If we get him, we might be able to sell Brown to Newcastle. Also (and I'm not sure about this) but while he has played in the UEFA Cup, he hasn't played in the Champions League so he wouldn't be Cup tied.

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Lahm plays both sides....

So with Wes refusing to sign his contract (seems 40,000 a week is not
enough :eek: ) and with Gary Nev falling to pieces slowly but surely - this is a
good signing for us - if Fergie and Gill can persuade Bayern to sell that is.

But as they say - everything is for sale for the right price !!
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