Okay settle down, wipe up the cornflakes, this is my wish list and I will go through them, but what about José Antonio Reyes? Word has it Everton are about to make a loan move, yes I know he was a homesick pikey, yes I know he only had eyes fro Real Madrid, but like Flamini he made a king size cock up.
I remember watching him on his debut at Highbury, he had something, I would love him back in the team, he could resurrect his career, and don’t forget he was a member of the invincibles, he was a great winger, you don’t lose that, I would have him and Flamini back in a heartbeat.
Onto my more realistic list, first up Eden Hazard, we could have had him last summer for 3 shillings and sixpence, his price has now gone up, but you know what, it will continue to go up, make a move now, yeah, yeah I know he’s only 18, and I hate project youth, but if we could have signed Ronaldo, Kaka or Messi at 18 we’d be laughing now wouldn’t we!
Moses, Ok I’m not really sure where he plays, on the wing? attacking midfield? up front? either way he’s on the radar and at £5mil, we could do worse, so I’d have a punt. Dzeko would be cup tied but like Numchucks, he’s the type of player that would fit right in, so again, worth the money and finally, Sakho, a big imposing lump, but a lump with not only skill, but a footballing brain and pace, which is a big plus for a centre back, again, we could get him at a good price, after the world cup, his value will go up, if of course he plays.
Don’t forget we have at least £40mil we got from our new benefactor Sheik Mark Hughes, before he was so cruelly tin-tacked, and reports are we have already made £45mil from this years Champions league (true including beverage and broadcasting rights) but £40 should do some of that comfortably.
So I have mentioned midfield, the front men and a centre back but not a keeper, why not? well we won’t be dumping Almunia anytime soon, the boss made that clear when he trotted out as captain against Hull, he won’t replace Song either and we now have Diaby who has thrown his hat into the defensive midfield ring.
I think he coulld do it, I really do, he’s certainly big enough, if he could learn to defend, he could be the answer, and don’t forget until Flamini had his wonder season, Diaby was going in there, had he not be injured, he most certainly would have been our DM.
I’m in a positive mood today, I’m thinking if Santa brings us the above signings, it would add to the squad, it would give us cover and we may have 2 starlets for the future that could change our game plan a bit, give us some width and trickery without changing the way we play, there would be no ego’s to contend with and it may just kick us on, and with the business end coming up, it could be at the right time. Don’t forget we have to look over our shoulder this season more than ever before.
I would also blood Jay Emmanuel Thomas, see if he has what it takes to play at the highest level. I would use the transfer window to clear out some dead wood. It’s a shame really because I saw big Phil sitting next to Cesc at the Hull game, I thought, top man, not even in the squad and there he is, watching the team, if only he could play.
One last thought there, what about him as the defensive midfielder? Just an out loud thought, if he made his usual once a game howler, Vermaelen would be there to pick up the pieces, he is solid, he is big and he can head the ball, hmmmm.
That’s it for today and as we are getting closer to Christmas, my posts will become cheerier and more festive, I will give an amnesty to all the people that have been nasty to me over the years and let them on, goodwill to all mankind and all that.
Arsene if you’re reading, and I know you are, climb aboard and let us know what you think to my suggestions, you always liked Reyes, in fact you once broke the bank for him, and I know you like Senderos, and I like his grit.
Have a great day Grovers, today I’m out for another lunch, the last one of the week, and like the BBC we will be broadcasting on Christmas day as we always do, so take your PC’s and Macs somewhere where you can blog in secret, I know we will!.