We are open for business!! Agents, clubs and players up and down the country will be on edge this month as the transfer window opens until it slams shut (never closes softly) when we roll into February.
Well, what can we expect? City look close to be tying up a deal to bring £27m man Edin Dzeko to Eastlands within the next week. Reports that he’s been playing for a Wally with a Brolly are at this time, unconfirmed.
City’s spending will of course not stop there as I’m sure another Defensive Midfielder is required just in case one of the 32 they already have catches a cold by forgetting to wear their Snood…Gloves…Tights?
Across the city and United will do no business yet again even though they’ve been linked with Kaka (who wrote that? seriously). A couple of outs maybe as Macheda looks for game time by joining Sampdoria on loan and realising he cant live off a winner against Aston Villa all his life.
Speaking of ex-United players, the bi-annual where in the EPL will Beckham end up before settling on some ritzy glitzy central European city begins. Rome or Paris this time Mr Beckham? I hear the weather is wonderful?
There will no doubt be some out goings at Spurs as Robbie Keane and Johnathon Woodgate fight each other for a midtable EPL side to call home for the next 6 months.
Over in Spain and Sergio Aguero has confirmed he is staying at Atletico Madrid by signing a new contract which will keep him at the club until 2014. But also reduces his buyout clause to €45m which makes a summer getaway inevitable. But with Atleti recently being linked to goalscoring Celtic supremo Samaras, do they really need Aguero? I’m sure your smart enough to work out who the better player is.
Qatari owned Malaga continue to lead the way for spending in Spain as Julio Baptista, Martin Demichelis, Enzo Maresca, Ignacio Camacho and Sergio Asenjo (on loan) join ex Real coach Manuel Pelligrini’s revolución. The Man City of Andalusia? Adebayor is also linked to Los Boquerones who have decided it’s called the “Malaga Window’ in Spain.
And finally I have to thank the owners of Blackburn Rovers. After ludicrously sacking Sam Allardyce they are now linking themselves with Ronaldinho and are quickly making the club a laughing stock. While club owner and famous chicken breeder Anuradha Desai confirmed a bid of €7.6m for the samba star. Newly appointed coach Steve Kean said the bid “puts us on the map” yet Milan have stated they are yet to receive any bid for the Samba nightclub legend.
Well that wraps up this slightly alternative look at the beginning of the festive window. Previous January’s have proved to be slightly dull affairs especially on the continent. But with Qatar and Russian money coursing through the veins of European football right now, who’s to say this won’t be the busiest window in years?