Gabriel Heinze will at least not have to endure a season of playing in United’s reserves, and receive abuse from the prawn-sandwich brigade, as he is set to complete an £8 million move to Real Madrid today.
The offer from Real Madrid had been made shortly after Liverpool stepped in with the £6.8 million bid but the Argentine defender had refused to look at the deal at the time due to his desire to move to Liverpool FC.
The FA Premier League panel’s decision on Tuesday ended any realistic chance of a Liverpool move this season, and with United allowed 14 days to respond to an appeal request the transfer window would have been firmly shut.
No player clearly could stay at a club after these circumstances and the player will move to Real Madrid, who in any case are looking for a defender after Roberto Carlos’ exit.
Liverpool’s attention will now be fixed on the purchase of a new left back although some people argue the reds have ample cover already.
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