posted on Jan, 13 2005 @ 11:19 AM
Reports in Spain have claimed that Real Madrid did secure an option on Steven Gerrard as part of the deal for Fernando Morientes. Spanish sports
newspaper Marca insists that Real have a verbal agreement in place with The Reds that would allow them first refusal on Gerrard should he ever leave
Liverpool vehemently denied any suggestion of such a pact during their chase for Morientes, and continue to dismiss the possibility of the England ace
departing. However, Marca are adamant that the two clubs have reached an agreement, but have suggested that Liverpool refused to put anything in
writing for fear of a backlash from fans, and the message it might send out.