The Times is claiming that Gabriel Heinze’s future at Manchester United is rather bleak, not too much of a surprise with the Argentinian already linked to the likes of Tottenham and Newcastle already this season,
Having served three years of a five-year contract, Heinze could be bought out of his existing deal for approximately Â£6 million under new Fifa transfer regulations, but United are likely to settle for a slightly smaller sum for a player who has struggled to regain his top form since suffering cruciate knee ligament damage in September 2005 after a highly impressive first season at the club.
The left back also was rumoured to have supremely pissed off Sir Alex by choosing to go to the World Cup last summer despite only just coming back from his knee injury, choosing country over club. He’s perhaps not the most technically gifted defender but can strike a ball, and has the blood-and-guts style typical of most Argentinian defenders and favoured by Premiership supporters. You’d be hard pressed to find any other club who would be upset about having Heinze in their squad, either as a starter or cover (for left and centre back), but it seems he’s just not champion material.