Blues In For Butt - Reports

Last updated : 22 January 2004 By Brian Cartlidge

Ever since Blues co-owner David Sullivan confirmed earlier this week that the club had made an offer 'north of £5million' for an unidentified player, fans have been left guessing as to who that player might be.

Well if todays newspaper reports are to be believed then the player in question is United's want-away England international midfielder.

The reports suggest Blues boss Steve Bruce will seek permission to talk to Butt about a possible move to St. Andrews this week.

If these stories prove to be true then I believe the fee for the 29-year-old star would not be the stumbling block but his salary demands and convincing him that we are a club going forward may well be!

Steve Bruce and the Blues board have pulled it off before with the signings of Upson, Dunn and Co. so who's to say they couldn't do it again with Butt?

Nicky Butt Information
Date of birth21 January 1975Height5.10
Place of birthManchesterWeight11.5
Nickname Squad No.8

Recent Career History By Club (1999 onwards)
TeamDebutApps (+ sub)GoalsYellowsReds
Man Utd 124 (37)6221
Recent Career History By Season (1999 onwards)
SeasonFirst App.Apps (+ sub)GoalsYellowsReds
2003/200410/08/200311 (8)210
2002/200317/08/200222 (7)020
2001/200212/08/200131 (6)180
2000/200105/08/200034 (7)3110
1999/200025/09/199925 (9)000
1998/199920/09/19981 (0)001
Appearances 124 (+ 37 as sub); Goals 6; Yellow cards 22; Red cards 1