I love waking up to a salcious transfer rumblings.
Today’s is geared around Raheem Sterling. Liverpool are struggling to hold onto the fertile young Englishman despite apparently pushing their offer close to £90k a week.
Woooooah… £90k a week?
This is where they’re losing out. He’s probably the most exciting talent in English football. Liverpool have just had that Champions League injection of cash… and they’re offering him superstar wages of yesteryear?
I mean, come on guys, give him £120k. It’s only right.
The tantalising part about Sterling is firstly that he’d be a very good replacement for Theo if it’s true we’re saying goodbye to him. He’s English so he hits the homegrown rules. He’s also a London boy. London boys like living in London. It’s cooler and your pals tend to be there.
It’s a progressive move as well. All those years we had to sit idly by and watch Chelsea, United and City pick off the best English talent… now we’re at least in the mixer.
He really is a super player. He excites me. I just hope we haven’t damaged relations with them too much after the ol’ £40m + £1 routine from way back when.
In other, less positive news. It appears we’re still interested in Chris Smalling. The transfer rumour that won’t die regardless of how many defenders we have in the squad. I’ve never really been convinced by him. He does have benefits. He’s 6-4 and he can play as a right back. He’s fast as well. You’d have to imagine that if we were to sign him , it’d be with a view to selling per on. Because at the moment, we have 4 centre backs… 5 would be absurd.
We’ll see though… this rumour won’t go away. BUT, nor did the Charles N’Zogbia rumours back in the day.
Thierry still gots it…
What a player. He still looks like he could do a job for Arsenal. Sign him Arsene. Sign him.
One thing that is going to be interesting for Thierry is whether he can tame his opinion enough to not land himself in Arsenal bad books.
Football and punditry is corrupt. Everyone is angling for a job. No one wants to close doors. So you rarely get the full impact of opinion from explayers. That’s why bringing journos onboard is the way forward. People like Matthew Syed, Julian Laurens and R.Honigstein would make punditry so much more interesting.
It’s happening in patches, hopefully we go full force. I think the Italians and Spaniard get it… we’re starting to. Channels like BT are starting to realise that we’re happy to be educated and actually, pitching to the highest common denominator is probably a better way to keep you hooked in.
Right, I’m outta here. Enjoy the England game tonight!