The deal is nearing completion. What? No I didn’t say that yesterday. Oh, I did. And the day before? Oh right. I did.
Well today, things are different because Jeremy Wilson is saying it and he’s added a few interesting reasons as to why. The deal Madrid have struck for Isco means they won’t bid for Bale… Which means they’ll want to recoup some cash and sell us The Hig. It also throws out the interesting prospect of Ozil being surplus to requirements. A player I like a lot…
Anyway, stories about both Juve and Arsenal agreeing terms with The Hig went around the web yesterday. I can’t understand how you can agree to join both teams? Surely you have a preference and you push for whatever that is? Surely his agents haven’t got him the same deal with both clubs? Just another bluster comment I feel…
On the kids front, Sanogo fired in a penalty against the US to take his tournament tally in the U20s to two. Mega eh? He’s playing in the same side as Paul Pogba, which really was surprising. If he were English we’d have him in our first team. Back to Sanogo, he looks like Adebayor and plays in a similar way. He’s a bit clumsy on the ball, powerful, fast and a hard worker. He has the raw ingredients there to be a nuisance. But please… don’t hail him yet. Plenty of Arsenal fans made that mistake after a preseason goal from Gervinho. This guy is a kid… He comes with a reputation largely inflated by people who pretend they watched him multiple times when he was playing his handful of games for Auxerre.
Please… no one watches Ligue Two football. They don’t even have TV cameras.
Think Wellington, Sunu, Barazite and Miyachi… that’s right, let the excitement deflate. Give him a chance. Let time take its course and keep them crossed he makes something of himself.
The Mail are saying Arsenal are scared of Fellaini’s wage demands. He wants £100k a week. Would that come as a surprise? Would you have to ask his agents what he wanted? I could have told Dick Law that. So again, it feels like a story made for clicks. The same paper 3 days ago reported we were happy to pay Wayne Rooney £225k a week… and that we wanted to sign Lars Bender, Gundogan and The Hig. Now they’re saying we’re scared of a £100k a week salary?
Do me a god damn favour will you? Yah, literally. I’m serious.
I can’t find much else on the web to talk about. I’m in Croatia this week on an invite from Davor Suker… I’ll let you know what he wants. Until tomorrow!