Just a quick post from me this morning as I’m flying back.
Things are really starting to kick off. We officially landed Sanogo… yep, the summer of intent has kicked off with the free transfer of a kid who is injury prone. Very exciting.
Things get better though. Germany are reporting that Arsenal have had a £23m bid for Lars Bender rejected. The defensive midfielder from Levurkusen probably won’t be joining us… his side have sold to Chelsea and Madrid this summer, so I’m guessing the thought of getting rid of their whole team isn’t an appealing one… still, nice to know we had a go. There’s still Capoue and Fellaini floating about… both whom I’d prefer. Especially the folically gifted Belgian.
On the exit roster, we finally said goodbye to Nik B. The man famed for his big time ego and pretty boots finally left to go to Frankfurt. Not quite Barcelona, but I’m sure his bloated sense of self work will craft something fantastical to make it feel mega. He’s taken a lot of criticism online which I think is a little unfair. There was talent somewhere… he just didn’t really know how to harness it. If you don’t have pace and you blow chances, it’s difficult to make it amongst the elite. Being played on the wing probably didn’t help. I’m sure he’ll do well in Germany though…
Jack Wilshere has been exciting himself about all the gossip going around about big name players. He thinks Rooney will give is the ‘fear factor’ and he is quite excited about depth. That’s the thing with big signings… you’re not just facilitating the fans… you’re giving the whole club a buzz. Big players want to play with big names. Simple as that. If we make a statement this month, expect there to be immediate ramifications. Working for an ambitious organisation is what it’s all about.
On that note, I’m off, have a good one!