Esta vale mesmo a pena
FOOTBALL: PETER: I’M TOO GOOD FOR BENFICA SWITCH
Jul 19 2005
Exclusive By Keith Jackson
PETER LOVENKRANDS’ agent last night made the astonishing claim that his client has turned down a move to Benfica because the Portuguese giants are not big enough for him.
Record Sport can reveal the Lisbon outfit have been in talks with the unwanted Dane’s representative, Ivan Benez,and Rangers were informed last week. It’s believed the move stalled because Benfica wanted to structure it asa player exchange and the Ibrox club are not interested in adding to their wage bill. But last night Benez claimed Lovenkrands had made the decision to knock back one of the biggest clubs in Europe. He said: 'There is interest from Benfica but we have rejected it. Peter wants to go to Spain or England.
‘He has a year left at Ibrox and will be happy to stay but if any interesting possibilities come up in England or Spain we’ll consider them.’
Rangers are desperate to offload Lovenkrands and were bitterly disappointed earlier this summer when the winger turned down a £750,000 move to Portsmouth because the wages were nowhere near his Ibrox pay packet.
Rangers are also trying to find buyers for Michael Ball, Zurab Khizanishvili and Dragan Mladenovic.