Football: Macca Still On The Real Deal.
Financial analysts Deloitte and Touche estimate Madrid are a massive pounds 130 million in debt, casting doubts over the Liverpool midfielder's pounds 60,000-a-week contract.
There are also concerns over the future of Real boss Guus Hiddink after he received the dreaded vote of confidence following the disastrous 3- 0 defeat by bitter rivals Barcelona at the weekend. It was feared that a change of manager and the growing financial crisis at the club could disrupt McManaman's move, announced earlier this month.
But the England man's advisors claim they have been reassured by Real that the move is not in doubt. McManaman's agent Julian Henry said: "Steve will be joining Real Madrid next season. We've heard the reports but we are assured there are no concerns for his future."
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|Publication:||The Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Feb 18, 1999|
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