Inter lead race to snap-up Figo
Tuesday, July 26, 2005
According to the Italian newspapwer Gazzetta dello Sport, the 32-year-old Portuguese right-side midfielder, who has been a Liverpool F.C transfer target for quite some time, is close to agreeing a deal with Inter.
Reports in Spain, however, suggest Figo will finally resolve his dispute with the Madrid giants when he returns from the club's pre-season tour of Japan later this week, clearing the way for a move to Merseyside.
"We are waiting for news, we have heard nothing as yet," he said. "We are in Lithuania and he is flying from Japan so maybe we will hear something later in the week."
Figo has been in dispute with Real over the payment of the final year of his contract.
Liverpool are likely to offer Figo wages of around £60,000 a week, if he does sign, but Inter are also stepping up by stating that they would give him around €3.5 Million Euros a year.
- "Liverpool maintain Figo interest" — , July 26, 2005
- Nadia Carminati. "Inter Lead Figo Race" — , July 26, 2005
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