Monday, July 7, 2008

Javier Saviola For Sale!

I don't get it why Javier Saviola can't find a permanent club. Is it his small stature? And the desire of clubs these days to buy tall center forwards like the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Adriano, Adebayor, and Roman Pavlyuchenko, because it definitely can't be his attitude.
Saviola is one of those strikers who although small, is very gifted and he finds the back of the net almost every time he's given the opportunity to play. Arguably his best performances in recent times, was when he was on loan with Sevilla in the 2005-2006 season, as he was a key figure in their Uefa Cup triumph. Maybe Saviola should have taken a pay cut and signed for Sevilla, his career probably would be in better shape than it is now.
However now a Real Madrid player, after being sold by Barcelona last season as he did not fit into Frank Rijkarrd's plans, he still finds it difficult to to hold down a secure position, and now Madrid's coach Bernd Schuster has instructed the board to find Saviola a new club.
Juventus, Fiorentina and Napoli are all said to be interested in the player, however they may be discouraged by his high wage demands as he is payed €3m-per-season at Madrid.
Saviola apparently is only prepared to spend one more season on the bench at Madrid and refuses to lower his wage demands, thus forcing the club to find him potential buyers. So with that said maybe it is the player's attitude, but I doubt it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

About 5-7 years ago, Javier Saviola was one of the hottest properties in world football, having moved from River Plate to Barca and scoring 17 goals in his first season. Then it all seemed to go wrong for him when Rijkaard took over and he was shipped out on loan to Monaco and Sevilla. He never really clicked after moving to Barca's rivals Real Madrid, and still has a lot of untapped potential in my opinion.
I went to watch him a few times in La Liga after buying Real Madrid tickets and when he is on the top of his game, he is unstoppable.


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