Back to square one for Bulgarian.
Martin Petrov’s agent has revealed his client’s disappointment at failing to secure a move to Tottenham.
Reports suggested that Bulgarian international Petrov would be brought to White Hart Lane in a deal which would see David Bentley moving in the opposite direction.
However, the proposed move broke down, with Petrov’s representative Luchezar Taney revealing that ‘Manchester City rejected the deal mainly due to manager Mark Hughes’ unwillingness’.
The failure to put an agreement in place has come as a disappointment to the players concerned, as both have struggled for regular football at their respective clubs of late.
Tanev told Bulgarian radio station Darik: “I can say that Martin wanted to join Tottenham. You see that he has some problems at City and that’s why he decided to look elsewhere and Spurs made an offer for him.
“But it’s not the end of the world. He has one year of his contract left and we’ll see after that.”
Petrov will now focus his attention on forcing his way back into the fold at Manchester City, after a serious knee injury blighted his 2008/09 campaign. (Sky Sports)
I have read some reports claiming that Petrov may well have failed a medical, but not sure these stories have any credence. Either way it will be a painful blow for the Bulgarian who will now have to return to Eastlands and try to fight for a place knowing that Mark Hughes doesn’t really rate him.
Quite what the players agent means when he says ‘Manchester City rejected the deal mainly due to manager Mark Hughes’ unwillingness’ is beyond me. I guess it simply must be down to the fee offered by Harry which may not have been to Hughes liking, but given he has a limitless pot of gold at the club, not sure why he would turn down any deal.