Week #2 of the summer and life is considerably different without the Premiership to keep me occupied. Yesterday was a day of Masters Football (where Middlesborough won the Northern Masters) and then Peru vs Ecuador… the transfer news has also been relatively quiet, and in reality all I have is rumours, speculation and confusion – but at the moment there is a lot of it.
According to the tabloids, we’re about to sign Thomas Vermealan from Ajax, Edin Dzeko from Wolfsburg, whilst shipping Adebayor off to Milan, Van Persie off to Inter, Cesc to Barcelona and Gallas off to PSG.
You’re probably going through the same thoughts as me, not knowing which story to believe, and personally, at this time of the year, I get very busy trying to get down to the truth and uncovering information, and that’s what leading me to believe that a striker may be going – and I think that striker is Adebayor. Based on the recent quotes here and here, I really think he really wants to go, with his agent saying as soon as an offer comes in, he’ll discuss it with Arsene.
Arsene’s recently been on Sky Sports News and he’s been speaking on various topics. When asked about Adebayor, he replied with:
“I would not like to comment on the future of Emmanuel Adebayor. Please respect that.”
That’s very unlike Arsene – normally he would talk about how it’s all speculation and that Adebayor will remain at the club. The fact that he has chosen to not comment surely means something is happening…?
Recent comments from Wolfsburg have confirmed that we’re actively looking for a striker. Dzeko’s agent revealed this interesting peice of information.
“It is not realistic for Dzeko who is a leading player in Germany and due to perform in the Champions League to opt for an average club like Manchester City. Arsenal is the other case. We will discuss their offer seriously.”
Arsene said when the season finished that he wasn’t interested in adding to the striking berth – but also added that would be the case if no one left, so the fact that we’re apparently going in for Dzeko implies that someone is leaving. Which leads me to the question – is Dzeko being lined up to replace Adebayor?
The player is the Bundesliga’s top scorer this season with 26 goals – he’s also had 10 assists – and in only 32 matches. Of course, the player has only performed at this level this season, so queries will be raised to whether he can sustain it next season. The player is 23 years old and roughly the same height as Adebayor, but his finishing is amazing.
Take a look at his top 5 goals here:
Some really good goals there – but of course, if you took a compilation of Adebayor’s top 5 goals, then I’m sure that would be pretty impressive too. At least we know he’d be a good asset if he were to sign…
So, let’s see what happens today… Til later.