Well, we’re nearing the end of the month. The publishers are making pageviews while the sun shines on the last of the transfer window.
‘Arsene handed £70m for exceptional player’
Sure man. Ivan just woke up yesterday, dropped an e-mail to Arsene (BCC Metro and the Daily Star) and said…
‘Yo Arsene, my man. Here’s a shitload of cash I’d like you spend at a moment’s notice. Thank me later, bro’
I remember back in the day, when a transfer rumours used to mean something. When it at least had a grain of truth. Now there’s literally a whole industry dedicated to making up stuff… and we, as the reader, never, ever learn.
I still have mates that message…
‘Pete, you heard anything about Messi for £420m?’
Point for me about this window is we haven’t really done anything. We’ve signed a guy with great stats from a terrible league. God knows when he’ll drop into the side. He must be having trouble adapting because Flamini is still in the side trolling the fans by playing literally wherever he fancies.
We’ve not added anyone to our forward line, despite us having real trouble there as well.
That said, for all the salacious predictions, not many teams have moved for major names. I mean, United haven’t dropped their customary £100m, which is bad news for LVG. Chelsea have barely registered a move. Liverpool signed Caulker.
So, will this window look like a missed opportunity? Or will it be the right decision to add one outfield player to a team that didn’t do particularly well last season?
I guess we’ll find out in the coming months…
Hopefully the team will find its feet again, but they need to soon because this is about the point in the year when teams make their moves.
Fingers crossed, right?