OH GOSH. Russell Brand called the Queen a Nazi. What a bad ass. I’m so offended right now. Literally fuming, you cheeky rebel. You totally owned the establishment with that little showcase of free speech.
Lord Harris, famed carpet mogul from the killer streets of Mayfair, says Wenger has the cash to sign who he wants.
‘Money was tight when we moved to the Emirates but it’s a lot freer now,’
‘We could go into the market and probably buy any player in the world, apart from half a dozen who are un-buyable. In the accounts, there’s over £200million in the bank. You could say to Arsene we’ve got no money and he wouldn’t worry, or you could give him £100m and he might not spend it.
LORD HARRIS, MUCH OF THAT MONEY IS FOR OVERHEADS.
This above isn’t really news, because we can all see the balance sheet and we can all see the players we’ve been in for over the past few seasons. We dropped £43m on Ozil before the new TV deal was agreed. And let’s be honest, pretty much no club outside Madrid and City can afford Messi and Ronaldo is too old for a mega money move now.
He went on. This is the part when you start wondering how much whisky had been consumed…
‘We get a list of the players that Wenger wants,’
‘On the list is a centre forward, but I’m not going to tell you who he is. You’ve got to get the other team to want to sell him, but I think he wants to come. It basically comes down to whether the other team can find a superstar to replace him, because they don’t have to sell.
It’ll be interesting to find out which striker Wenger is looking at. Benzema makes sense and rumours are strong Madrid are considering shifting him on as part of a shake up. They’d have to have someone in mind to replace him. The only name I can think of that fits Madrid is Aguerro.
There’s also Lewandowski. I’m not sure Bayern would bomb him off after one season. Especially when you consider the effort they put in to nab him (and the cost). Both players are brilliant. Both players have the right physical attributes and both are in prime age territory.
The comments are exciting. But they come with big buts. There are literally no players available at clubs that need to sell. If you sell, you need to buy. So anyone selling someone mega needs to have someone mega to replace them. It’s a big ask. You also have to factor in United weighing in to gazump any bid. It’s a tough market.
I STILL WANT REUS
What I can’t work out is whether Lord Harris is showing off or putting pressure on Wenger to be more decisive? Seems a bit off to go balls out rap song-esque with proclamations of wealth.
New money eh? What are we like?!
Who would YOU buy. Answers in the comments. The most popular player will have his very own petition launched in his name.
P.S. Ray Parlour is in the building today talking about team work to a bunch of media types. Probably one of the few industries that could match him for booze stories!