Good afternoon, totally slammed with work combined with a Cannes hangover from hell. So this is really quick today.
A few exciting tidbits I can lead on today are the Mario Agent chat in the Guardian.
“Arsenal are a fantastic club,” Raiola told Sky Sports when questioned about reports in the British press linking Balotelli with a move to London.
“Only eight or 10 clubs in the world can afford Mario Balotelli – like all premium players, and he is one of the greatest.” As to whether the move will happen, he said: “Anything is possible.”
Oh hello… is that a flirtation?
No, it was more than that. It was verbal foreplay… and I love verbal foreplay from male agents in broadsheet newspapers.
For me, Mario is one of the raw talents in the world. He has it all, bar the personality to deliver on it. Still, the temptation to be the team that unlocks his greatness… how incredible would that be? How amazing. TOO AMAZING TO PUT WORDS AGAINST IT.
Also, in other news, Draxler said he turned down Arsenal in January. Hooray! At least we tried for him…
Right, I’m so slammed, I really must go. Have a ripping day. More chat tomorrow, but understand this, the silence, that deafening silence, probably means we’re not close to anything.
— Kike Marin** (@Kike_Marin_) June 17, 2014