Wes Brown has been a great servant to United over the years, slotting in at centre and full back depending on where he was needed. The season before last, before Vidic arrived, he formed a great partnership with Ferdinand in the centre, his favoured position, whilst this season has been employed at right back, filling in for the injured Gary Neville.
He has been in the midst of contract talks with United for some time, but within the last month, it emerged he’d rejected our last and final contract offer. Whilst I have speculated over where he might go, I don’t think I really believed that he would go. But with his contract ready to expire at the end of this season and speculation in the press mounting, it appears as though he really is going to go.
The Daily Mail has reported today that despite previous stories, it is Tottenham Hotspur who are likely to land our defender. It appears as though Juande Ramos does not rate Pascal Chimbonda, who joined Spurs from Wigan, and is looking for a long term replacement at right back. Brown has a wonderful CV, with a long list of honours on top of his ability to play across the back four.
With the likes of Rooney and Ronaldo earning £120,000 a week, it appears as though Wes Brown wasn’t happy at being offered a contract worth £40-50,000 a week, and rightly so. With Neville injured and possibly never going to return, I find it hard to understand why United are being so tight fisted over Brown’s deal. Even with Bayern Munich’s Philipp Lahm and Ranger’s Alan Hutton tipped as replacements, I can’t help but feel we’re making a massive mistake letting Wesley go.