Football Update: 17 August 2012
Well well well. Finally some action, big action if you mind. We’re seeing lots of activity now that the transfer deadline of 31 August draws near. The English Premiership starts this weekend and the newbies will have almost no time to meet their new teammates. But who cares? They’re there to play football right!
Biggest new out over the past week has been Manchester United’s failings on all fronts. First they had the IPO on NYSE that flattered to deceive, then the epic miss of Brazilian Lucas Moura who saw his way to big spending PSG for a cool £45 million. But alas, some brighter news on the horizon! Last night the Club announced the accepted bid for reigning EPL Player of the Year Robin Van Persie. Pending a medical today and personal terms, the player could be in red this weekend against Everton.
The other saga of this transfer season also seems to be reaching its boiling point. Luka Modric, who by the way has been training apart from his Spur’s teammates my by finally on his way out. Real Madrid have stood firm with its offer of a reported £30 million deal. The only snag? Spurs need to find suitable replacements to fill the croat’s gap.
Other big transfer news below:
Manchester United have been quite busy in the transfer market again. Having signed Chilean Angelo Henriquez from Universidad de Chile. The 18 year old may in fact be loaned back to the club to gain more experience.
Manchester City have in the meanwhile captured the signature of Everton Midfielder Jack Rodwell. The player signed this week for a fee of £15 Million for 5 years with the reigning Premiership champions. Hope he get some game time.
Arsenal are at it again. Having expressed a willingness to sell 24-year-old midfielder Alex Song, to Barcelona. Apparently the Catalan club has met their valuation of the player and a deal it imminent.
QPR, Aston Villa and Sunderland are all interested in signing Tottenham and England striker Jermain Defoe, 29.
Everton are preparing a move for Liverpool midfielder Charlie Adam, 26, who will be allowed to leave Anfield for £5m.
Other big news arriving after the Olympics is the chase for Porto’s Hulk. Leading that pack seems to be Chelsea. And after the player opened the door for a switch to the Premiership, maybe Roman’s chequebook will come out again.