We’re moving into the home stretch of our January expeditions.
Spurs are jumping the queue for Malcolm. I’d love to be furious about this, but I hadn’t heard of the player until last week and I’ve had my hit of uninspiring French kids over the few years. I still have Gervinho PTSD (I know where he’s from). The line from the club is the fee mapped to experience is out of sync. If that’s what our new scout is saying, it works for me.
The Mikki story is still burning strong. Human trafficker or man Pimp, Mino Raiola is deciding on whether his star can move clubs. Amazing really, why would you let another human decide your path unless that said human was blackmailing you with sordid chat roulette videos? Wenger seems confident.
“It will not be one-way traffic,”
“It will be other-way traffic as well, so that makes the whole thing a bit smoother, maybe, a bit less disappointing. We lose a player, yes, but we could gain another.”
Anyway, your asset is worth fuck all if it’s not playing. Hopefully, Raiola will see the changes at Arsenal as a business opening and take the hit on his usual mega cut of the deal.
The Auba story is chugging along. He’s not in Dortmund’s squad for Hertha, no one else has come in for him, I can’t imagine agreement is that far away. Rumours that their Sporting Director Michael Zorc is heading to London to broker the deal.
This is Ballague – a man who once said my hair was so perfect, he shed a tear – talking on the transfer.
“Chelsea right now could be an option, but Dortmund are asking for 60m euros so it’s something that is taking any interest away.
“Real Madrid were never in it, Liverpool feel he wouldn’t suit their group and their XI with what they have – something you can argue about – and Chelsea, I think they could do with somebody like him but the cost is too prohibitive.
“Arsenal are obviously financing it with the departure of one of their top players so it makes more sense for them.”
What a guy he is.
Chelsea are holding off letting Conte spend, probably because he’ll be gone in 5 months. UNREAL stories that he’s so desperate he’s eyeing up Crouchy or Andy Carrol. WHAT IS THAT ALL ABOUT. It’s like putting in an order for 25,000 postit notes before you leave your temporary admin job.
Finally, Jamie Carragher reckons Arsenal should hire Conte. I mean, I’d fucking love that, but I’m not sure he’s being a brat because he wants to stay in London. I also think we should try someone making waves on the continent. But whatever, I like the fact big pundits are finally talking about the future of the management role.
Right, that’s me done.
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