FC BARCELONA sold its "son" to AC ROMA for 12M€ with a contract clause of a buy back in 2 years,
or AC Roma can own in "property" adding 28M€ after 2 years. This leaves the door open to BOJAN
KRKIC to return to his beloved Barça in the future, & the latter the chance to regain the player
if he explodes in Italian Football.
There are signs that football's longest soap opera may finally be coming to a close. Arsenal has
signaled its intention to negotiate after Barca indicated they're willing to improve on their
previous bid for Cesc Fabregas. Sandro Rosell sent out a statement that the Gunners are looking at
a figure in the region of £35m.
Dirk Kuyt may be playing for Fenerbahçe in the Turkish League now, but did you
know that "Official Gladiator" has also written into his contract clause? Yes, the
Dutch attacker posed in full gladiator gear (which looked straight off the racks of Istanbul's
Halloween Costume Shops) for a feature in this month's edition of the club magazine.
Following on from the reports this morning that Didier Drogba may (or, equally, may not) have
had a stipulation inserted into his contract at Shanghai Shenua that would allow
him to waltz right on over should Barcelona start fluttering their eyelids at him from across the
smoky honky-tonk, here's five more of football's stangest contract clauses.
Last Friday's "must win" game could not have gone better for the Portland Timbers.
Unfortunately, aside from the Seattle Sounders beating D.C. United, the rest of the weekend went
pretty terribly. With the New York Red Bulls, Philadelphia Union, and Houston Dynamo winning their
respective matches it effectively keeps the Timbers out of that 10th spot.