Luis Figo in England next season?
Gone are the days of quick bursts opening space, replaced with a wily sense for when to play off weight on the opponent’s feet. 2000 European and 2001 world player of the year Luis Figo says they he would relish a chance to play in the Premiership.
Having retired from the national side after the 2004 European Cup, Figo now looks more rested, quicker and more interested in scoring.
It’s unfortunate for Figo, since his Real Madrid teammates want a new contract and his form has been exceptional.
Spain’s loss is England’s gain, and I think that many teams will be enquiring.
Where would I see Figo doing the best? I think that Tottenham would be a reasonable fit, but the best fits are Manchester United and Liverpool.
Sir Alex has been a long admirer and Carlos Quiroz goes back to Figo’s youth days.
But for myself, I would like to see Figo join Liverpool because he would do the most for them. He would provide another source of leadership, professionalism and most of all some crosses into the box.
The BBC quotes Figo saying:
"England has always been a dream because of the respect they have for professionals there and the prestige associated with playing there."