Gallagher slams agent
Published 16/12/2010 | 05:00
Noel Gallagher last night said Wayne Rooney's agent Paul Stretford has contributed to Carlos Tevez's desire to leave Manchester City by raising the stakes in transfer negotiations, WRITES IAN HERBERT.
Stretford has "set the bar when it comes to modern-day transfer requests", said the City fan while travelling on the club's flight to Turin. But the former Oasis man observed that, though the lure of City's greater wealth had given Rooney a negotiating ploy, there was no club richer than City.
"The one thing that goes against Carlos is that he already plays for City so nobody can link him to us. He can't say, 'I want to go to City because they are offering me £200k a week', when he's already getting £280k a week out of us."
Gallagher made light of claims from Tevez's agent that City's chief executive, Garry Cook, was the cause of the dispute. "My opinion is that he would be the first person to have left a club because he didn't like someone in the office!" (© Independent News Service)