Heinze loses bid to move to Liverpool; Gabby please stay with Manchester United now

Manchester United’s Gabriel Heinze has lost his attempt to force Manchester United to allow him to move to Liverpool.

The hearing concluded that the written letter Heinze possessed (and what his agents claimed was his ‘ticket’ out of Manchester United’) “was unambiguous in that it envisages only an international transfer”.

No ifs or buts, just a firm ruling that throws out Heinze’s claims of being ‘owed’ a move to Liverpool.

Needless to say, I am VERY relieved at this outcome – it’s the first good news Manchester United have had since the bloody season started. It also raises the all important question – if Heinze cannot go to Liverpool, will he stay at Manchester United or will he leave for a club outside the Premiership?

Currently Lyon seem to be the ones in the forefront, but I doubt that Heinze would wish to return to France. He could be tempted by the glamour of La Liga or the charm of Serie A, but surely he won’t leave Manchester United to go to Lyon to temporarily replace their injured captain?

A more likely possibility is that Heinze now stays at Manchester United, forgets about Liverpool and plays for us this season. Next season, we’ll see where things stand (or even in January – but it’s for certain that he’s not going anywhere in the Premiership).

Another chance is that Heinze now tries to buy out his contract (2 years left), which is certainly possible and if it happens then Liverpool and Heinze will have to move fast as there are only 10 days left.

Heinze has the right to appeal against the decision but I doubt it will be successful, if he bothers to make one.

The next 24 hours will allow all parties (Manchester United, Heinze, Liverpool, other interested clubs) to be hounded and quizzed by the press and by tomorrow morning we should have a clearer picture of what the future holds for Gabriel Heinze.

Please stay with us Gabby. As long as you are here, you are forgiven.

Can we get some United fans to put up a ‘stay with us, we love you Gabby’ banner to show at Old Trafford at the weekend? Or is that asking for too much?

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