There was very little activity at Anfield during the summer transfer window. The Reds brought in a couple of backup goalkeepers and a couple of youth prospects. It was a departure from Liverpool that dominated the headlines due to the controversy surrounding the move – Kopites will be pleased to know that Bobby Duncan has left agent Saif Rubie.
Liverpool were mired in controversy back in September when Bobby Duncan was sold to Fiorentina after Saif Rubie dragged the Reds into a public slanging match.
Rubie accused the club of mentally bullying Duncan, insisting that he should be sold for the good of his health as well as his career, making a string of sensational claims in an effort to force through a move.
The agent was recently fined £10k and banned for six weeks by the FA as punishment for his conduct during the saga. It’s safe to say his reputation took a helluva knock as a result of the tirade.
Things have gotten worse for the man as Bobby Duncan has left Saif Rubie in favour of signing up with German agency SportsTotal.
What RTK has to say
Bobby Duncan has finally brought this whole mess to a close. We can’t pretend we are surprised by the young lad’s decision.
Forcing a move away from Liverpool seemed like a bizarre choice at the time and it appears that since arriving at Fiorentina he has realised that his ear was poisoned by the advice he was given at the time – of course, we are just speculating.
Hopefully Duncan will be able to kick on at Fiorentina, it would be a shame to see the young lad suffer because of the greed of a selfish agent.