EPL Ramblings & Transfer GossipBy: Wayne Farry | January 13th, 2009
Today I’m just gonna have a quick look at some of the transfer gossip on the net that surfaces every day. Lots of it is complete rubbish, but some of it is worth a look.
The big rumour today is that Manchester City have sent a ‘high-powered’ delegate over to the red side of Milan to try and persuade Kaka to join the blue side of Manchester. This is being reported everywhere, which doesn’t necessarily mean it’s true, but it does seem like the type of thing City would do. Whether the former World Player of the Year wants to sign for a side that sit 15th in the EPL is debatable. City will be making a massive statement if they manage to snag the holier than thou Brazilian, but I can’t see it happening.
An interesting one is that ‘Arry’s losing patience with his pug-faced monkey boy left-back Gareth Bale and wants to flog him to Middlesbrough in exchange for the exceedingly mediocre Stewart Downing. It makes sense, Spurs have yet to win an EPL game with Bale in the team and they obviously want Downing. But is Assou-Ekotto good enoguh to e the first choice left-back? No, is the answer.
Word on the street (AKA the internet) is that West Brom are set to boost their attack by signing the once-promising Portuguese striker Ariza Makukukukukukukula on loan for the rest of the season from Benfica. I say once-promising because peeps used to think he’d be good. And for a while he was, but he’s not very good anymore. So that’s why.
Ex-Rangers and Schalke winger Peter Lovenkrands is having a trial at Toon now, apparently. He’s a tidy enough player with a tendency for the ‘what the fuck is he doing!?!?!’ moment. So he’s perfect for Newcastle. I’d expect this to happen.
I’m going to end this with the widely-known but once again reiterated news that Jermaine Pennant has decided that he finds the Liverpool bench more attractive than Sevilla, Milan or Madrid. I don’t get this guy, how can someone be happy being paid €30,000+ per week to not play football, while living in a mansion with a gorgeous glamour model girlfriend? Oh, I see now…Okay.
I salute you Jermaine Pennant, you truly are the Cadillac of men!