Important Ronaldo, Silvestre and Younes Kaboul news
Today’s gossip, rumours and damned lies
The Spoiler never winds down, not even on a Friday. So while you’re probably chugging back your fifth beer of the morning, wondering whether Michael Vaughan can be correctly described as an “athlete”, we’ve been poking our noses into places where men in suits discuss football. Here’s what we sniffed out…
Cristiano Ronaldo update
Reports in Spain are claiming that Real Madrid have signed Dutch winger Rafael van der Vaart, a move that could well put paid to Ronaldo’s hopes of further bolstering his tan under Spain’s magnificent sun. He should probably rethink his proposed talks with Ferguson, in which he plans to reveal, in no uncertain terms, that his future lies with Madrid.
The Spoiler Truth-o-meter: Real Madrid have finally given up on Ronaldo.
Mikael Silvestre to Aston Villa
Ferguson has been trying to shake off Silvestre for ages now, and should have few qualms with allowing him to join Villa on loan. Villa are looking for someone to replace the departed Olof Mellberg and the experienced French international certainly fits the bill. The only sticking point could be Silvestre’s £60,000 wage demands.
The Spoiler Truth-o-meter: Silvestre will have to settle for less to secure a deal.
Younes Kaboul to Portsmouth
Having turned down a move to the glorious kingdom of Sunderland, Kaboul is now considering joining happy Harry on the south coast. The lure of European football should be enough to convince the Spurs defender that it will be fun playing in a town where seagulls outnumber people by a thousand to one. Roughly.
The Spoiler Truth-o-meter: The wheeler-dealer to get a new recruit.