Thursday 22 February 2018

Hargreaves offered Baggies deal

Sam Wallace

Roy hodgson has revealed that West Brom have offered former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves a contract after a meeting with him on Tuesday and are waiting for his response.

Hodgson's medical team have carried out their own tests on the 30-year-old, who has suffered from chronic tendinitis over the last three years, and are convinced that he represents a good investment. Hodgson even hinted that the player may be offered more than a one-year deal.

Hargreaves played in just two games for United from September 21, 2008 to when his contract at the club expired at the end of June.

A free agent, he has rebuilt his fitness with trainer Alex McKechnie and has gone to the extent of releasing on the internet training videos of him working out to demonstrate he is over his injuries.

Hodgson said that he was sure Hargreaves would have a future in the game. "We made it clear. 'Look, we've done the test, we agree with you, and your man Alex, that the knee's okay and you can play football. And of course if you'd like to come and play for us that would be lovely,'" said Hodgson.

"But whether or not our offer is going to be interesting to him, that's what I don't know." (© Independent News Service)

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