Transfer news: Kenwyne Jones, Bentley, Patrick Vieira…
Jones – set to do a “reverse David Bentley”?
Whether or not the phrase “hit the ground running” was coined with regard to sports journalists, no one knows. But, by gum, these people work around the clock. Sleep is for losers, they tell themselves. He who dares wins. Thine rewards shall be in the kingdom of Heaven. If there’s a God.
Here’s some football transfer updates dug up today by these fractious little Gollum-type figures (courtesy of The Daily Mail, The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Mirror etc…):
Regardless of the eye-catching views and beautiful beautiful women, Kenwyne Jones looks set to call time on his Sunderland days, with rumours abound that he might try out the glitz and glamour of Aston Villa. Or, indeed, that of Tottenham Hotspur, which is in London.
The bad news for Kenwyne is that the streets are not paved with gold. More often then not, they’re littered with old sweet wrappers and bloodied knives.
Should the striker choose to try out Spurs, increasingly loud whispers suggest that David Bentley – who has been as useful at Tottenham as a chocolate fireman in Mexico - will be moving in the exact opposite direction. They might even spot one another on parallel platforms at the train station.
Elsewhere in the world, Patrick Vieira could be another name on the Man City shopping list, which already features the unlikely trio of Younes Kaboul, Georgio Chiellini, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Maxi Rodriguez really wants to go to Liverpool, should Rafa somehow find someone bored and wealthy enough to take Babel off his hands.
And Freddy Adu – once regarded as the most exciting US footballer since Sly Stallone turned out in goal for a team of World War Two prisoners – might yet visit the gorgeous city of Hull.