Okay it is less than three weeks to go before the end of the transfer window, the day every fan is glued to Sky Sports News and Jim White speaking to every agent, manager and chairman in the country. Come our second home game against Norwich we will know if Luka has departed and what we will have to work with until January.
We keep hearing all these different rumours on Twitter and different ‘Sky Sources’, until something is concluded and announced on our website then I will refuse to believe the link to Kaka and Fernando Llorente.
Let’s look at the situation and the way the squad looks at the moment, it is obvious Luka Modric wants a move to Real Madrid and we will not budge on our valuation of £40 million. This situation needs to be resolved as soon as possible, as I fear this will lead to the same scenario of Dimitar Berbatov in 2008. I expect he will leave us, which means having the problem having to replace him?
The obvious replacement would be Joao Moutinho, somebody who has worked with AVB in the past at FC Porto, he is someone who looked very productive at Euro 2012, but can you really see us paying his buyout clause of €30 million.
Why can’t anything at our club be straightforward, but no we always find ourselves doing all our transfer business towards the latter. Can anybody see us breaking our transfer record to get somebody like Llorente or Damiao? Truth of the matter is we will probably end up signing Adebayor on a permanent deal in the last few hours of the transfer window! Surely AVB and Daniel Levy must have something planned, but with us everything is a mystery?
Personal hopes for players coming in, I would like a winger to accompany Bale/Lennon, goalkeeper, creative midfielder depending on what happens with the Modric situation and two striker’s preferably one being Leandro Damião. Lets wait and see though!
By Andrew Green
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