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Hughes: Mido Talks We're "Difficult"

Hughes: Mido Talks We're

With Blackburn Rovers coming face to face with summer target Mido in our meeting with Tottenham Hotspur tomorrow it was always likely his failed transfer to Ewood Park would crop up… and it has!

Rovers boss Mark Hughes has revealed that the Egyptian International, having previously been on a year and a half's loan at Spurs before returning to Italian club Roma in the summer, priced himself out of a move to Ewood.

Mido has somewhat of a history of being a temperamental and difficult footballer to handle, the fact that he has played for so many teams in so many different countries already during his footballing career proves testament to this.

Having tried all he could to land the hitman, tracking him for most of the summer Hughes finally lost patience with the 23-year-old striker:

"We spent lot of time pursuing Mido. In the end, it was probably too much time, and it came to a point where we had to walk away from it", said Hughes.

After flying out for a face to face meeting with Mido in Italy, despite the club coming close to signing Mido Hughes called time on the negotiations, Sparky added:

"On occasions, I thought we were very close but, for whatever reason, it didn't happen.

"It was difficult - probably one of the most difficult transfers I've ever been involved in.

"I went out there to meet him, we came close, but it wasn't to be, and these things happen.

"The negotiations just went on and on and, in the end, we felt it wouldn't have reached the conclusion we wanted."

So Hughes instead snapped up South African Benni McCarthy, with whom he is more than happy with (as are we!) then a few weeks later as we all know Mido, having declared his intent to remain with Roma made the surprise switch back to White Hart Lane with his permanent transfer to Spurs. Hughes also said:

"I'm happy enough with the guys I was able to bring into the club.

"But I'm sure he's happy with how it panned out for him, and I think we are happy as well."

Everything worked out for the best for everyone really I guess, although the fact so much time was spent tracking one man to replace Craig Bellamy proved to Rovers cost ultimately as strengthening in other areas, particularly midfield could not be achieved…

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Writer:Walker
Date:Saturday November 18 2006
Time: 9:06PM

Comments

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He got what he wanted, we got who we wanted in the end in Benni so everybody is 'appy. Except we missed out on other people spending so much time going after him. Ultimately everything worked out for the best didn't it.
Hughes Da Man
18/11/2006 21:10:00
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sure did mido went to a real club
spursnut1974
18/11/2006 21:35:00
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Are you sure? He went to Spurs though didn't he ;) lol
Hughes Da Man
19/11/2006 00:20:00
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yes he did
marshinrover
19/11/2006 14:08:00
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Yeah he was always hankering after that move wasn't he and on the evidence of this afternoon's game, I know who I would rather have!!!
roversman
19/11/2006 19:07:00
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Think the fact that BOBBY MIMMS! is leading your GREASTEST EVER GOALKEEPERS poll say's it all!
HATEtheGOONS
19/11/2006 21:06:00
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bottom line was he knew spurs wanted him even the egyptian coach was telling everyone he was going to spurs it was where he wanted to go hughes was wasting his time
robsta
19/11/2006 21:27:00
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You could argue Mido was the one wasting Hughes' time!
Hughes Da Man
19/11/2006 21:32:00
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What has Bobby Mimms leading the Poll got to do with Mido HATEtheGOONS? Anyway Mimms wasn't a bad 'keeper.
Hughes Da Man
19/11/2006 21:33:00
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Yeah coz benni was just outstanding yesterday wasn't he!!! Haha
comeonyouspurs
20/11/2006 10:49:00
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