Man City’s new wingers, Harry’s defence, and more…
The next Robinho?
Chelsea and Man City will both be spending big in the January window – Chelsea to cover themselves in advance of the forthcoming transfer ban, Man City because they have gazillions of pounds burning holes in their beautiful flowing robes.
Player prices look set to hit astronomical proportions. Benfica’s Argentine winger, Angel Di Maria (translation: The Angel of Mary), was momentarily tightening Chelsea trousers, until it became clear that they would need to morph their £15 million valuation into something more like £35 million. Cue Man City.
Whilst another wide man looking bound for the North West is lifelong Spurs fan, David Bentley. And why not? Lennon’s flying, he’s worked with Mark Hughes before, and the whisper in all the glitziest football salons is that Martin Pretrov is going to be thrown in as a sweetener. Bentley will no doubt be pleased to see the back of a diminutive speedster on the right… until he’s introduced to Ian Wright’s little boy.
The Spurs defence appears due a little shuffle, with Gareth Bale rumoured to be slipping further down football’s greasy pole, specifically in the direction of Nottingham Forest. And Anton Ferdinand has apparently been deemed worthy of a £6 million price tag by Harry Redknapp. Has he got the right Ferdinand? (Harry, it’s not Les!)
Elsewhere in the world, Zola has told everyone to sod off and leave Carlton Cole alone, as Liverpool and Man United lurk in the shadows with £20 million worth of bait in their slimy pockets. Both Berbatov and Cristiano Ronaldo look set to play football tomorrow night, and Ryan Nelsen is a massive David Dunn fan:
“He is such a fantastic passer of the ball he almost seems Spanish.”