Brodber left in Limbo after transfer blunder

By January 13, 2020

Green Bibs long-time striker, Marcus Brodber does not know what the next season of weekend Champions League football will look like, or if there will be one after a major blunder from senior management of another club during the recently opened January Transfer Window.

According to reports, Brodber, had been having dressing room issues with the rest of his Green Bibs teammates, who, he believes, do not value his importance to the team.

Toward the end of December, when the Weekend Champions League ends, Brodber’s disillusionment came to a head and he sought leave for a transfer.

According to a source close to the situation, who asked that his name not be revealed because he was not authorized to comment, Brodber’s agent, Mino Raiola, had secured a permanent move for the out-of-favour striker and a deal was penned with this season’s champions Red Bibs.

There was little known about Red Bibs until this past season when despite boasting very little pedigree or history to speak of, the side shocked the footballing world to land an unlikely Weekend Champions League title.

Brodber, in a leaked photograph, was seen celebrating with Red Bibs after the season ended, ramping up speculation the striker would be on the move in the offseason.

Red Bibs President, Andrew McIntosh confirmed in that offseason that Brodber would be on his way to Red Bibs and would have started in January pending a medical.

However, in a twist, the team’s CEO, Sean Bell, axed Brodber from the side he put on the field for the first game of the season, saying the President did not have authority to make trades without the rest of the management staff being aware.

McIntosh, who was inexplicably absent from the game, has come out to say the faux pas was completely his fault and that he would be rectifying the situation.

But Brodber may have already moved on from the slight, saying in an interview with SportsMax.tv, he was ‘very embarrassed’.

Brodber went further to question McIntosh’s intentions.

“Mr McIntosh was this all a sham,” Brodber asked after pointing out that he moved his family to be closer to Red Bibs’ training ground, making the slight all the more personal.

Social media has been abuzz since the incident, with Chairman of Green Bibs, Errol Mighty, suggesting there would be no return to Green Bibs for Brodber.

“This is serious … sounds like you’re now without a club,” said Mighty in a leaked WhatsApp group message.

Mighty’s comments were seconded by his CEO, Kwame Miller.

More uncertainty was thrown into the ring after the incident as well, as SportsMax.tv’s source, also pointed out that McIntosh, had, a few years ago voiced opposition to having Brodber sign with Red Bibs, forcing Sunday’s incident to take on a more sinister hue.

Reports out of FIFA are suggesting there will be an investigation into the transfer policies and practices of Red Bibs, the result of which could mean a suspension from doing any further business in the market.

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