He might be out of contract at the end of next season and considering his future, but Martin Skrtel has happily ruled out one potential destination – Manchester United – after being asked about the move earlier this week.
As Sky Sports report, the Slovakian defender has so far been unimpressed by our attempts to tie him down to a new deal, describing one recent offer as ‘unacceptable’. The Reds veteran is believed to be unhappy at a clause in his potential new deal, which puts more emphasis on performance related bonuses, rather than a straightforward wage.
He said: “I am still waiting for the new contract. I think a contract like this is offered to players who are much older than me or to players who have had some health complications. But I feel good and not so old to sign this contract.
“Also I think my health is OK. The contract offered is unacceptable for me. This is the reason why I didn’t sign it. I still have a contract running with the club. There was some speculation about interest from other clubs but that is not coming from me. Now I am with the national team and will be going on holiday after that.”
However, we’ll all be pleased to know that Skrtel would never consider United to be a viable option for a new club – as he laughs about in the short video below. No player has moved directly between Anfield and Old Trafford since the 1960s and the intimidating centre-back has ruled out any possibility of breaking that streak.
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