Transfer Talk

Man United linked with “the new Drogba”, and more…

Lukaku – sweet seventeen


As has been made more than apparent to David Beckham, a footballer’s shelf life can be both cruel and brief. Now unwittingly retired from international football, it might be time to take up those acting classes.

All of which leads completely seamlessly to Didier Drogba, who might be disturbed to learn that a young chap dubbed “the new Drogba” might yet be winging his way to the Premier League – presumably to fill the void left by “the old Drogba” when Fabio Capello decides to retire him from professional football.

The lad in question is a 17-year-old Belgian called Romelu Lukaku, who has been blowing minds in Anderlecht for the last year or so, and has now been linked with a £9million move to Man United.

Site regulars might remember that he was also linked with Arsenal during the January transfer window, as well as having attracted flirtatious glances from the boardroom honchos at Chelsea, Real Madrid, and AC Milan over the last few months.

This is him in action:

Here’s what else we know about transfers thanks to the likes of The Mirror, The Sun, and the ooh-ah Daily Mail

Roy Hodgson’s frenzied determination to transform Liverpool into a solid top eight side continues, with bids reportedly in the offing for Aston Villa’s Stiliyan Petrov and Stephen Warnock, and West Ham’s Carlton Cole.

Whilst should-be-Liverpool-target, Stephen Ireland, is avoiding eye contact with Aston Villa, hoping that Spurs might sweep him up as a like-for-like-only-much-better replacement for Jermaine Jenas, who – rather bewilderingly – doesn’t appear to be going anywhere, even though he now appears to be at a Champions League club.

In three-word news:

Santa Cruz, Fulham.

Jo, West Ham.

James Beattie, Rangers.

That is all.

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3 responses so far
  • Ali // August 12, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    People calling him the new Drogba just because he’s black is pretty racist, but funny.

  • Laky // August 12, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    wow that was a pretty weak highlight pack. but he’s young i guess so he hasn’t got that many great goals under his belt yet.

  • Jumah Nsubuga // August 13, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    If can cover the gap of strikers needed by Man U,let him put the pen on papers before 30th August.We realy need strikers to partern with Roony who is off form by now.And if he can obey with rules @ OT,he is wormly welcomed.I can see the guy has the potentail.On the other hand dispite cole and york i have never seen any black person doing well at OT but u naver know he cld be another cole /york.We saw saha came and went,fortune faild also to deliver,Manicho the angola international just payed a catassy visit at OT,Diouf also faild to make it for his survival at Ot among others.But you naver know that second drogba in the world of football can make wat cole and york did at Theator of dreams.Man U supporters watch him with seriuos eyes.Big up Man u.

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