Henry Redknapp may or may not keep Robbie Keane…
“Stick around for a bit… if you like… perhaps”
In the precise football equivalent of city boys staring up at a clock waiting for the big hand to hit the hour so that they can go bonkers and begin shouting hysterically at one another, the transfer window is in a state of anxious calm before the action starts.
The curtain is fluttering, and here are some whispers coming through in the wind, thanks to the likes of The Mirror, The Daily Mail, and The Guardian:
Robbie Keane’s whistle-stop tour of his favourite childhood clubs seems to have ground to a rather unexpected halt, with speculation now growing that Henry Redknapp might yet give him a regular spot on the bench for the coming season.
Redknapp said this:
“He’s still a very good player.”
“He looked sharp and bright today and he’s very much in my plans.”
“I wouldn’t say it’s certain, but at the moment I see him being part of our 25-man squad.”
“… very much in my plans…”? “… wouldn’t say it’s certain…”? Redknapp presumably knows how to play a decent hand at poker.
Meanwhile, a few hundred miles up the road in Manchester – homeplace of the magnificent feminist Emmeline Pankhurst, A Clockwork Orange author Anthony Burgess, and the world’s greatest Christian Bale in The Machinist lookalike, Gary Neville – there’s been big talk of Fernando Torres.
Apparently City now fancy their chances. Although, site regulars will already know exactly that particular story is going to end.
And in two word transfer news:
That is all.