Wes Brown is not a household name in the world of football and at 28 years, he has have had just 12 international caps for England and there is a considerably good chance that he may not get many more. And also distinctly possible is the fact that he will have to search for a new club at the end of the season.
The Manchester United defender have had his full share of chances so far this season in the absence of right back and Man United captain Gary Neville who is still trying to recover from a string of injuries. In this context Brown’s snub of a new four-year deal proposed by the club is quite mysterious.
Wes Brown has been a Man United player since he left school and although he has not always been a first choice defender, he did have had his chances and United manager Sir Alex Ferguson had kept faith in him. But now that Brown’s contract runs out at the end of the season and the player’s agent has disagreed on a new four deal, Sir Alex is contemplating on letting the player go.
This is what Sir Alex had to say on the Brown affair:
He has not agreed anything, which is entirely up to Wes, we feel we have made him a good offer. We’ve met with his agent. They’ve rejected our last offer so that is the end of it. We won’t be going back.
So is Brown soon to be come an ex Manchester United player? Sir Alex says:
It’s a possibility. It would be a disappointment.
Disappointment indeed, as much as in losing the player as in losing a transfer fee on the player. Although Sir Alex denies that he is mulling over of selling the player during the January transfer season for a transfer fee, he must have realized that Brown would become a free agent in the summer and Manchester United would lose out on any transfer fee.
So is Wes Brown’s not-so-illustrious career at Old Trafford finally over? If so, which club would he be heading to? Would Man United be able to replace Wes Brown? And more importantly, would the player himself be able to develop himself more and become better at a club other than Old Trafford?