It's strange because no one really knows the truth apart from Arsene Wenger and those close to the manager. In some reports you hear Arsene saying that Adebayor is not for sale at any price, the Milan president agrees, saying that the player is not for sale, but at the same time you hear that Barcelona claim to have done the deal. It's all mind boggling stuff and who do you believe?
Rumours about Adebayor, fuelled by Barcelona and the Spanish press, further fuelled by AC Milan's pursuit of the player have allowed the papers, the news sources, online authors and bloggists alike to go crazy with speculation and I am one of those people who speculates. My gut feeling is that Ade will stay and that this is an effort from Barcelona and Milan to try their best to buy the player, but I think Arsene rates him highly and believes there is more to come...
Rumours circulating today come from the agent Vicenzo Morabito, controversially in the limelight due to the Hleb rumours and an agent who is trying to make a name for himself. He's been talking to Setanta Sports and claim we're looking for a replacement.
“Until this search is concluded, the deal does not take off. But I am very optimistic because Arsenal are looking for a player. The percentage likelihood of the arrival of Adebayor to Milan, today, is 70 to 80 percent.”
This quote is from an agent, who is looking to capatilise on his position and make as much money as possible – is it reliable, I don’t know – are we looking for another striker to replace Ade to add to our squad, I don’t know… time will only tell, but rumours like this are annoying and unsettling.
The best thing to do is to ignore the rumours, which is what I’ve tried to do, but it’s harder to ignore when every newspaper you read and every story that is publish reiterates the same story.
Okay, more ignoring happening… starting from… now. Let’s hope the rumours go away.
Talking about Setanta… the Barnet vs Arsenal game will be shown live on the channel on July 19th, so all of don’t have the channel, time to prepare to visit your local pub again…
And talking about visiting… I’m off to Vegas on Friday for a whopping 10 days; I also travel to Miami and LA before arriving back in London on the 7th… it’s going to be one hell of a holiday… of course in the interim, the faithful JAT should (although I only asked him yesterday) be around to keep you up to date and of course, whenever and where ever I am, I’ll try my best to keep in touch!