Downing and Adam FINALLY to Liverpool, Thiago to Man Utd and more…
We can normally take or leave tennis but for some reason we’ve properly got into this year’s Wimbledon.
Maybe it’s the lack of World Cup action that’s helping our love of the game or maybe it’s because Kate Middleton is in the crowd for Andy Murray’s game and is looking very PHWOR!
The Spoiler is already picturing the disgusted faces of our yet-to-be-born Grandchildren as we sit them down with a virtual Werther’s Original, wrap our gummy chops around the caramel globule and tell them how the Queen used to be a proper looker back in the day.
Anyway, here’s what we know about transfer stuff from the posh papers and the prole papers…
The Independent reckon Liverpool are about to complete the signings of Stewart Downing and Charlie Adam any minute now.
Adam is set to move for £8million today which means he may already be a Liverpool player by the time you read this. What’s wrong with Raul Meireles?
Meanwhile, Aston Villa’s Downing is expected to put in a transfer request before the end of the week.
No figure has been mentioned for Downing but Liverpool would surely expect to pay less than Man Utd paid for Ashley Young. If Downing costs more than £15million then Kenny Dalglish has been well and truly stitched up.
Speaking of Dalglish, are Liverpool fans happy with the summer so far? The Spoiler’s resident Liverpool fan can barely muster anything above ‘Yea, well… alright I suppose’, when we ask him what he thinks about Kenny’s transfer dealings…
The Daily Mirror are reporting Manchester United are after Barcelona’s 20-year-old midfielder Thiago Alcantara. United are offering £15million which both sides seem pretty happy about, although Barca want a buy-back clause put into the contract.
That’s taking the p*ss a bit, innit? The Premier League isn’t your feeder league yet, Barca.
That deal doesn’t look like it will happen, but Thiago could be heading to the North West with Bolton Wanderers on a loan deal.
And in three word transfer news…
Mata to Arsenal
Keane to Blackburn
Hulk to City