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Amidst the petty squabbles and peculiar ‘AKB’ posturing that makes up the vast Goonerverse at the moment, a great deal of chatter has surrounded rumour of Eden Hazard’s imminent signing. I don’t pretend to not secretly hope we make such an investment; lord knows, it would be a great signal of intent and a pick-me-up for the club as a whole. I just simply to try and avoid the idle drivel and take the news reported from those in the know.
Let’s be honest here, what are the chances of Lille selling their best player to us with a few days left in the window, and us meeting the bloody enormous fee such a deal would command? There aren’t many.
If seen a few fleeting glimpses of the Belgian wonder-child in action, and I’ve heard the countless reports of how good he really is, so there isn’t a part of me that doesn’t wish I could believe it a possibility. In this climate of smaller clubs selling on to the wealthy for as much as they can get, I can’t see him going anywhere other than the big two in Spain, or Manchester City.
Arsene Wenger’s continued refusal to pay the big money for the big talent also comes into account. Our policy in the market has become more and more a frustration as time progresses, with “bargain basement” acquisitions and unknowns regularly favoured ahead of marquee unveilings of players. We opt to take a punt on Park, wait for Chamakh to be available for nothing and pay £1m for a right back with little or no experience. These aren’t bad moves, they aren’t examples of our manager’s continuing descent into egotistical madness, but they can’t be the transfer dealings of the 6/7th richest club in the world. Sometimes you have to bite the bullet and compete with what’s happening around you, regardless of how much you may disagree. We don’t have to drastically change our original approach to buying players, our manager needs to understand that it doesn’t hurt to do a bit of both.
That’s about all that’s happening today, folks. Only Bendtner’s broken nose and the continuing trial of Redknapp make up the column inches at present and neither warrant much discussion – unless ‘Arry gets sent down for tax evasion. I’ll dedicate an entire post to how priceless and richly deserved that will be.
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