For weeks now we have been hearing reports linking Daniel Agger with a move to Manchester City, and today the Liverpool defender took a chance to speak about the rumors.
Agger has told the media that his heart lies in Liverpool and that he does not want to leave, but conceded that if the club decided that it would be best for him to move away from Anfield then he would have to consider it:
“Liverpool may just make the transfer, even though I have two years left. But no, I have not changed my mind on the subject when I said I will not play for other English clubs than Liverpool, but sometimes you can still get in a situation where it’s not your decision.”
When asked about his new YNWA tattoo on his knuckles he noted that it had nothing to do with his current transfer saga but was simply a way of paying his respects to the city which he now calls home:
“The tattoo has nothing to do with the current situation. It is a gesture towards the Kop, the club, the people and the city”
It is clear from Agger’s words that Liverpool is a club that is close to his heart, and he will not be lured away by the monstrous wages on offer at The Etihad.
These words mean that the fate of Liverpool’s beloved Dane rest in the hands of Ian Ayre and Fenway Sports Group as they try to decide what is best for Liverpool Football Club. Should they decide that City’s money is too good to turn down, then Liverpool could well be forced to endure another of their star players leaving for Premier League opposition, something that is sure to be unpopular with a large number of fans around Merseyside.
In my opinion, Liverpool would be making a huge mistake if they were to decide to move Agger on, because what they hold in their hands in the shape of the big Dane is a man who is loyal to the club and wants to make himself a legend in the eyes of the people on the Kop. Such loyalty is unheard of in modern day football and no amount of money can ever buy a heart like that of Daniel Agger.
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