Well good morning to YOU.
We’re reaching peak shit-show in the media.
Agents are hawking their wares to the journos.
ITKs are hedging their bets.
Fans are lifting up all the rocks for clues.
Everyone is a little frustrated that there’s no clear direction as to where we’re heading this summer.
Clues you should care about.
Madrid don’t want to loan Dani out. They want to have a cheap summer and bring him and Odegaard back. Though apparently he still doesn’t feature in Zidane’s plans. The story is Arsenal tried to get a loan deal where we’d pay only 50% of his £60k a week salary. Worrying opening bid if you ask me. This is the danger of loaning young players, you make them good and important, the price goes up.
Torreira is being linked with a move to Italy, today, it’s Roma in a mooted swap deal for Diawara. I have no idea about the player from Roma, but the football scouts on Twitter seem to think he’s a bit of a nothing player, with the main advantage over Torreira being athletic suitability to the league. This clue matters because I think the club will do whatever they can to move him on this summer, he’ll be a swap.
Thomas Partey rumours are still hanging in the air, though it is now reported he wants £200k a week to join. I don’t blame him, he’s 27, a Champions League midfielder and he’d be moving to Arsenal who are coming out of a mess. That would mean we either pass on him or we move on a player with an equal salary.
Heeeeello Alex Lacazette. The Frenchman is a big name whatever you think of him and he can be relied on for goals. Napoli are holding fast on Milik and reports are that Juve might focus their attention on someone they can get for a better price and maybe even a swap deal. Lacazette earns about £180k a week, he’s a big earner, that might be the key to other big names. Swap deals mooted are Gonzalo Higuain, Douglas Costa, or Cristian Romero.
Cal Chambers is attracting interest from Scotty Parker’s newly-promoted Fulham. The player was relegated there in the past, but he knows the place and he’s well-liked there. Could be a good recuperation loan move, or a decent £12m deal for Arsenal in the climate. We need to move out centre-backs if we want to bring them in. He’s young, he was looking good before the break, but I think we can do better.
Aouar for Matteo? Would be nice.
Joelson for a fringe player and a lot of cash? Hmmm? Maybe nice?
Gabriel to choose Napoli over THE MIGHTY GOONERS? No way. Don’t believe it. Finding this Napoli/Lille love-in interesting though.
Right, that’s me done, unleash speculation on my F5!