Morning people… twelve is totally the new nine. How are we feeling about it? Good I hope. I’m about now though, to slay this mornings transfer rumours. In a world of murky lies and counter lies… someone needs to take care of you.
So, first up we have the news that Podolski is of major interest to Klopp of Dortmund. He’s lost all his players to Bayern so far this summer, so it makes sense to gear your transfer strategy around buying players who Bayern have already had a bad time with. If Arsenal get the right offer in for Podoslski, don’t expect there to be much resistance. It’ll be like Alex Song. There’s not the same desire to ship Lukas on as there was Alex… but simply put, Lukas is an older player on big money who hasn’t quite worked out.
Watch the Dortmund space… I’d be surprised if they were interested to be honest.
We ran through the Grenier story yesterday… I read a message somewhere that he was their player of the season… 28 games, 7 goals and 6 assists. Jeez… great season eh? Something about this guy that just doesn’t get me buzzing… I’ve not read anything about him prior to this week… and I’ve read a lot of nonsense about French footballers over the last season. That doesn’t mean he’ll be a bad player, it just means he’ll be a work in progress. Which we really don’t need.
Wayne Rooney is apparently out of our reach financially. We’re struggling to put a financial pacakage together for him that his team find acceptable. Well, you’d have to say pulling anything together that could better the £250k a week would be a struggle… he’s a great player… but even when you’re making a statement, you can’t start putting players on £300k a week who have questions over their attitude. Still, it’s nice that the fires are still burning on that story.
The Daily Star reckons Bob Wilson is being lined up to replace PHW as the Chairman of Arsenal. He’s an Arsenal man at heart… he’s an ex-player and as far as I know, he’s never been involved in a page three roasting session. So for me, he’s a winner. I’d like David Dein in there… but what can you do eh?!
I watched Barca destroy Malaga yesterday… Cesc scored an absolute beauty of a goal, taking the ball past 2 or three players and smashing it past the keeper. He’s such a great player. David Villa, also heavily linked managed to find himself on the score sheet. Although he’s a great player, I do hope he isn’t out big name striker… I have my reservations about whether a 31 year old who has done it all can adapt to the Premier League… regardless of how poor the general state of defending in the country is.
Right, that’s all for today… see you tomorrow.