Morning people… sorry, I mean late afternoon everyone.
Today’s post isn’t late because of Peroni. It’s late because I’ve had to work and couldn’t take the time out to amend one of Geoff’s posts.
So, here is the quickest news round up since that day way back when when there was no news.
Right, Santi Cazorla to Athletico Madrid.
Do. Me. A. Favour.
Santi moved from Malaga because they were bankrupt. He’s hardly going to move back to Spain and join another bankrupt club. Especially not for £17m. Give it up Spanish media and your Daily Mail best friend. He’s staying with us.
Story number two.
Cesc stays at Barca. He was obviously using United to work out his position at Barca. Apparently they don’t want to sell him. The quotes from Villanova were pretty ‘meh’.
‘Err Cesc, yeah, he wants to stay. We can’t really sell him unless he asks to because the fans will worry we’re skint. So I guess we’ll keep him. Oh, he’s a champion’
So that’s a shame. I still think if the right offer came their way they’d take it. £26m doesn’t feel like the right offer though, does it?
Story number three.
Suarez rumours are still hotter than a cup of cold coffee you’ve left in the microwave for three minutes in the hope of saving it.
The Liverpool Chief Exec came out and admitted we’ve bid for him.
Win for Arsenal fans. It’s not PR. We actually bid. As I said last week.
The bad news is he thinks he can keep him. Really don’t think he’s serious about that. The player wants out and he’ll push for it. Whether it’s us or Madrid is a different story.
The Telegraph reckons we’ll go to £40m.
Pass me a tissue, because I think Wenger just picked up a nose bleed and messed himself at the same time.
Imagine that? Transfer record spanked round the face with a killer whale. He’d still work out cheaper than Rooney by £6m over 5 years if that was the case. I’d prefer him as well. People say Rooney is a better marketing asset. I’m not sure how you quantify that. He’s hardly a CR7. Regardless, I’m about the best player… not the best marketing asset… and let’s not kid ourselves, racist or not, Suarez will shift shirts.
It’d be a bold statement to wear one. Kind of like wearing a Stone Island Jacket if you’re a Chelsea fan.
I still think we’ll land someone major. Geoff doesn’t, what can you do?
Have a great rest of the afternoon. I’m off to make someone’s business 14% more fun…