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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Arshavin In Liverpool Instead??

Liverpool and Manchester City failed in late bids to sign Andrey Arshavinin the january transfer window, according to a report in the News of the World.

Both Rafael Benitez and Mark Hughes attempted to sign the talented Russian, but the paper claims Arshavin turned down a move to Manchester City and did not sign for Liverpool because of 'delay'.

The tabloid quotes a ‘source close to the deal’ as stating that the Reds may have been able to snare Arshavin, if only they had not delayed talks because of Robbies Keane's move back to Tottenham.

“It could have been a different story if Liverpool hadn't waited so long,” says the paper’s source.

“As it was, he had already virtually signed for Arsenal when they made their interest known.”

The Russian has been in scintillating form and had been instrumental in 4-0 thrashing of Blackburn and yesterday's 3-1 demolition of Newcastle United.

It is queer that this report only come out after Arshavin's form pick up. Liverpool is a good club but not necessarily more appealing than Arsenal or even Aston Villa.

In my opinion, even if there is no delay in the transfer, Arshavin may not pick Liverpool over Arsenal. Haha..