Good afternoon pop pickers,
Some interesting information has bubbled its way to the surface, like a fart in bathtub it catches your eye but hardly enhances your life.
Real Madrid are to blame. The Spanish rotters or Los Blancos as they prefer to be called are leading our fearless crack squad of transfer negotiators a merry dance. Benzema on loan came the cry in the last window but a deal went sour after refining, refining and the timing of Higuain’s injury and so Benzema stuck with the devil he knew.
This time around Benzema is still ludicrously a potential target despite he very recent public pledge to the Real cause. Adebayor I’m told would be happy to play for us, but he’s equally happy to sign on permanently with Jose. Reality appears to have sunk in at long last and he knows that whatever shirt he’s in next season the owners of the badge won’t be paying him what he’s been getting.
The twist in the tale is that Real have sought a ‘first refusal’ from us for the boy Bale. This in relation to the season following this one. If this were to be granted then the transfers of Adebayor or Benzema – or theoretically both – could be made that much easier to facilitate.
As if a sign of goodwill, the Diarra deal was made painless. A sign of how easy business can be when the seller is guaranteed to be looked after in the future.
Make of this what you will, passed on in good faith by all means do strongle the messenger if it makes you feel better.
There is a ‘fakinel’ shirt up on the ShotDead website and I noticed this morning that orders started flying in yesterday. I deliberately haven’t put it up on here as to me it isn’t spelled correctly and has a ‘c’ in. This will be rectified but in the interim if people want it without the ‘c’ they need to let me or Shot Dead know!