Former Man United goalkeeper slams treatment
Tomasz Kuszczak has stated that Manchester United priced him out of moves to a new club in the Premier League, Championship and around Europe.
The Polish stopper signed for Brighton in the summer after being frozen out of action at Old Trafford, and has revealed that he could have left Sir Alex Ferguson’s side much sooner if allowed.
“For the last year, I had the chance to move to many good teams,” Kuszczak told Mirror Football.
“I always said that I want to play, I asked for permission to leave. At United, they said they would let me go. But for five million pounds.
“Shay Given had three years on his deal at City and was sold to Villa for £2m.
“I had one more year at Old Trafford and they wanted £5m. This sum of money was unacceptable.
“It wasn’t everything fair from their side. For three years I tried to leave but Sir Alex Ferguson said he needs me. Not everything was down to me. But he was thinking only about his team.
“West Brom was the most determined to sign me. We dropped to £4m, but that was too much.
“Clubs from Russia, Turkey and Olympiakos [wanted me]. I was close to CSKA Moscow and their keeper Igor Akinfeev had an injury and they wanted to loan someone. I reached individual agreement but Manchester wanted too much.
“Then I negotiated the deals with clubs from the Premier league and Championship, Turkey, Russia, Dinamo Moscow and Kuban Krasnodar.
“There was a lot of money involved but in April my second daughter was born and I preferred to stay in England,” he concluded.