The British press seems to think that he's on his way to Blackburn or Birmingham. If you ask me, nobody's taking this story seriously enough. He'd be a star player (if not the star turn) at either club, yet the rumour is only ever given a line or two in the papers.Txupa said:De Pedro to Blackburn Rovers or the Spurs says marca, well what looks probable is that his future is away from Donosti since Erreala hasn´t talked to him and he can negotiate with any club now.
I think he will renew, he´s hardcore Athletic, I think he´s just trying to get a better contract because he feels he is not unprescindible but necessary, Larrazabal won´t continue and we don´t have a class left back in Bilbao Athletic. Would be sad to loose such a good prospect as him, I´m sure he´ll be in Portugal this summer.MatteoQ said:Hadn't heard the rumour of Del Horno leaving Athletic.
Ouch! Not good at all.
Well, talking about De Pedro is difficult to take it seriously every time the transfer market opens there are rumours about him. Looks like this time is something serious though, Erreala hasn´t talked to him so doesn´t look like he will renew and now is the only time they would get money for him. If you add that between injuries and Gabilondo´s form he isn´t playing much and that Olabe probably wants to sign someone because of the teams situation.... yes looks like he will leave and England is his nº 1 favourite destination.Bastin said:The British press seems to think that he's on his way to Blackburn or Birmingham. If you ask me, nobody's taking this story seriously enough. He'd be a star player (if not the star turn) at either club, yet the rumour is only ever given a line or two in the papers.
I'd have to agree, but the loss of Duff is hurting them BADLY.He has a good name in the islands but I don´t know until what point is worth investing so much money in a 31 years old winger
Blackburn's midfield is really struggling, though. Damien Duff's gone, David Dunn's gone, Barry Ferguson has not played as well as he did at Rangers, Steven Reid has disappointed since joining from Millwall, and Tugay will probably leave sooner rather than later. Dino Baggio is also only on loan until the end of the season. I guess that they could sign Muzzy Izzet (about £4m from Leicester), but he's not half the player De Pedro is, and Izzet won't add any width. De Pedro would be a revolution for them. They can hardly get any worse (4-0 loss to Birmingham on Saturday).Txupa said:He has a good name in the islands but I don´t know until what point is worth investing so much money in a 31 years old winger, even more with his back problems, each year he is going to play less. Although is true that only for the corners and FK, he´s worth some money, he has a glove in his left foot.
Also heard it here in Holland, let's hope he'll stay.THOR said:The press today says that barça is going to make an offer to Del Horno. The press from Barcelona says that Riijkard is looking for a left back coz Van Bronkhorst is not going to continue, and Asier is the chosen one.
Zubizarreta has just said today that Del Horno is close to sign with athletic,
so.... lets wait and see.