Earlier this month I was drawn to headlines which suggested Ryan Giggs was on his way out of the exit door, but most alarmingly, to our hated local rivals. “Giggs Attracted By City Move”. What the fuck?
“I always look at Cardiff City’s results because they are my home-town team,” Giggs told the South Wales Echo. “I’d like them to be in the Premiership. I have been asked many times whether I would play for my hometown team, although I don’t know what the future holds for me. My contract ends in May so we will see. At the moment there have not been any talks on a new deal.”
Ok, so not Manchester City, but Giggsy was sewing the seed. Just a week after his brilliant display against Chelsea, our Ryan has a word with the Welsh newspaper to let everyone know he’s off at the end of the season if the situation stays the way it is.
Two weeks later, Sir Alex Ferguson confirms Giggs will be offered a new deal.
“Ryan will be offered a new contract of course. He has been fantastic for us this season – he seems to be getting even better with age,” said Ferguson. “He could win the Footballer of the Year award and it would be fitting if he did after the career he has had. He seems to be one of those rare people who find that age and injurie#s don’t catch up with them.”
I’m glad it’s looking like Giggs will be staying on for at least one more season, but footballer of the year? Come on Fergie.
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