Date:Wednesday August 15 2007
Having been troubled by the persistent rumours linking star left winger Morten Gamst Pedersen with a move to Arsenal this week, the source behind this speculation has seemingly revealed himself on Wednesday lunchtime, evoking both relief and resentment in equal measure.
In what can only be described as a disgusting exhibition of greed, Gamst`s agent, Rune Hauge, has expressed his desire to see a new deal for his agent, Gamst, thrashed out with Rovers, meaning a healthy new cut for his pockets.
We all know the 'work` that agents do but to hear such an obtrusive show of meddling is quite disturbing.
We, as Rovers fans, have been speculating as to the source of this latest rumour about our leading Norwegian winger, with some wild accusations thrown around. Alas, it would appear as though this rumour could be the work of an agent keen for more money.
Comments attributed to Hauge on the Skysports website say:
"We have registered what is happening. Our job is to secure our clients the best possible deals in relation to the market he plays in. As offers from Tottenham and Arsenal were rejected, Gamst's deal is something we have to talk about. We will talk with Blackburn. We've got a good relationship with them"
Frankly, whereas I am relived that these rumours would appear to have been fabricated, I am appalled by Hauge`s admission and feel it is this sort of meddling in affairs pertaining to club`s well-being that is ruining the game.
I am aghast by his nonchalant manner with which he is seeking more money. A new deal was offered to Gamst, or at least it was reportedly offered, earlier in the summer but if I were Rovers` money men I would seriously re-consider offering too much more on what will already be a handsome salary, befitting of his value to the club.
Gamst has also commented on the situation. Again quoted on Skysports:
'If Blackburn want to pay me more, it means they appreciate my contribution to the team. I don't go around thinking of money. Money means a lot in this world, but not everything"
It would appear as though Gamst himself is remaining loyal but like anyone is interested in more money; that is fair enough. I just hope that Rovers don`t buckle to the demands of an agent who is relying on flimsy rumours and Chinese whispers. Still at least this could suggest there is little substance in the Arsenal rumours.
Date:Wednesday August 15 2007
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