If I Was Milan Coach I Would Buy....
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SERGEI REBROV – Not an obvious choice, you may think. But one that holds unlimited potential. Let me explain.
Sergei is a player of undoubted quality, who has performed on the highest stage in club football. He has had his fair share of ups and (most recently) downs, over the years, but his signing would benefit the club in so many ways.
Admittedly, Rebrov has had a miserable time since joining the English Premiership club, Tottenham Hotspur, two years ago. He has played in only a handful of games, and has become the forgotten man at the club. It is pretty clear that he is not part of manager Glenn Hoddle’s plans.
But let us not forget that this man was Sheva’s strike partner in the Dynamo Kiev side that toppled so many of the Champions League’s giants, a couple of years ago. Between them they scored 12 Champions League goals (10 games) in the 1998-99 season (their last season together before they went their separate ways). Imagine how many they would score with Rivaldo, Rui Costa, etc, supplying the bullets.
He has also played with Sheva in the Ukraine national team on numerous occasions, coming close to qualifying for both Euro 2002, and the recent World Cup.
The bottom line is no one knows Sheva, like Reva (as the tifosi would no doubt nick name him if he ever ended up at the San Siro). No one. Not even Pippo. He is the Yin to Sheva’s Yang. The darkness, to his light. The peaches, to his cream. :) His signing would no doubt succeed in strengthening the squad, and maybe even help convince Shevchenko to resist Real Madrid, and extend his contract at the club.
He wouldn’t even cost too much (by Serie A standards). It is public knowledge that Spurs are desperate to sell him. A bid of £5-7 million would probably persuade them to part company with the man they call ‘Tramp’ (because he spends so much time on the bench). They could even exchange a player, or two, as Spurs are reportedly interested in Roque Junior, and Martin Laursen, amongst others.
It doesn’t take a genius to realise that Milan are a little short of experienced cover up front, and Rebrov would definitely give them more options, and hopefully ease some of the pressure on Shevchenko, and Inzaghi.
I'd be interested in hearing reader's opinions on this, and whether it makes good reading, as I've got a whole list of players I'd buy if I was Milan coach. Ah, if only. :)
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