Sagna hawks Fabregas and Nasri around, Sanchez to United and more…
Once again, a quiet but consistent whirring and buzzing can be heard around Spoiler Towers – and it’s not just the traffic from our helipad.
The rumours circulating about football’s human recourses are getting so bloody exciting that it’s all anybody wants to talk or even think about. We probably wouldn’t notice if Mila Kunis walked into the room.
Anyway, here’s what we’re hearing about the annual football HR merry-go-round from newspapers and other sources of scandalous gossip…
QUICK! Roll out the bunting – here’s some transfer news that actually has some quotes! Not only that, it has some quotes that are attributed to a person with a name rather than just a ‘source’! The words come from the mouth of Bacary Sagna, who said this to French radio channel RMC.
”I can say it’s true that Cesc wants to go to Barca. Fabregas wants to return to his country of birth, to his city, where his family are.
“He wants to play for one of the best teams in the world, Barcelona, and that’s understandable – at the moment, however, he is still Arsenal’s captain.”
Not content with doing his best to get rid of their best player he also decides to dish out some advice to their second or third best player, Samir Nasri:
“Samir is happy at Arsenal, but I don’t know if it’s the best thing for his career.
“He has been one of the best players in the team this season and he is one of the icons of this team. I hope to find him there when we return for training.”
Based on nothing but a semi-educated guess, The Spoiler reckons that Fabregas will go and Narsi will stay on a massive new wage – despite being a bit rubbish for the last few months of the season.
There are interesting developments in the Alexis Sanchez mini-saga with The Daily Mirror going BIG with a story about Manchester United coming in at the last minute to steal him away from Manchester City and Barcelona.
Apparently, United have – to use The Mirror’s words – ‘gone in hard and official’, which not only sounds painful but also like they seem very sure of themselves with this one. They also reckon around £27million should be enough to bag him.
The Spoiler is quite intrigued by this one simply because we’re interested to see how the power struggle in Europe is doing. Will City’s money and vaulting ambition be enough? Or would Sanchez prefer a move to a proven United side? Are Barca too good to attract players who’d surely be sat on the bench?
Oh, and according to BBCSport, Alex McLeish has ended his holiday early to chat to Randy Lerner about the vacant Aston Villa job. But we knew that was going to happen already, didn’t we?