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Rumor: The Union in talks with Robert Pires?

Posted on 21 April 2010 by Breton Bonnette

It looks like the last remnants of the 1998 French squad that won the World Cup could be on their way across the Atlantic this summer. Thierry Henry has been touted as the Red Bulls newest Designated Player signing, Manchester City’s Patrick Vieira has at one time or another expressed interest, and now the Union join the French foray with a report on MLSSoccer.com that the 36-year old Robert Pires is in talks with Piotr Nowak and the Philadelphia Union front office.

The international transfer window is in fact closed until the summer so nothing will be done until then. Regardless, there have been remarkably different reactions to the possible signing of Pires. Rumors had circulated a while back and recently it had been said that he was in talks with only one Major League Soccer club. Now, with Nowak admitting contact, what do Union fans think?

There’s no denying he’s skilled, he can still contribute (hell, he has 4 goals in 11 games for Villarreal in La Liga right now), and the experience that he’d bring would be top-caliber but would he really fit the mold of the team?  This is not the same player that scored over 60 goals for an unbelievable Arsenal side. This is not the same player that made Arsenal fans forget all about the likes of Marc Overmars. Does he have the work rate and vision to be the next Guillermo Barros Schelloto in this league? Something tells me no…but who knows.

We want to hear what you think. Would you welcome Pires in the midfield? Do you think he would mesh well with Roger Torres and the rest of the Union midfield? At 36, is he worth the DP money?

1 Comments For This Post

  1. Brandon Barbone Says:

    Don’t want him and don’t need him. Just like every other french international lately past their prime and overhyped

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