Transfer Targets

Fine and sunny morning from Wicklow to you all, sorry about the lack of posts recently but myself and The Rev have been rather busy. I thought we might have a quick look at a few of the transfer stories surrounding our great club that have been doing the rounds this week.

Eden Hazard – it was reported that we were prepared to bid the £30 million we had set aside for Gotze as talks between Hazard and whatever clubs he is currently whoring himself to had stalled. Aside from the fact I don’t believe we had the money just sitting in our back pocket, the reason the Hazard move is so protracted is apparently because of his wage demands. If both Citeh and Manure are balking at what has been asked can anyone see our notorious wage structure being broken for this tosser. Me thinks not.

Foday Nabay – 13-year-old wonderkid from Birmingham, can’t say I know much about him other than the fact he is highly touted and a lot of other clubs are after him, then again I remember the same thing with Jermaine Pennant.

Etienne Capoue – this is a story that actually interested me. The Toulouse captain and former French youth international is a 6″2 defensive midfielder who will turn 24 in July. He would possess the physical stature we need in midfield and at 24 would be experienced enough to bed straight into the first team.

Yoshi – apparently Chelski have set a deadline of next week for Arsenal to decide whether to make a move and turn the Israeli midfielders loan deal into a permanent switch. Personally I think it’s a good move for us, he won’t cost too much money and if he could replicate his form in the latter half of the season would be a good experienced player for the younger kids to learn from.

Oliver Giroud – Rumour has it that the club will offer 6.4 million and the Moroccan Giraffe for the Ligue 1 leading goalscorer. While the transfer fee and swap deal  seems plausible enough the big stumbling block here will be wages. Giroud is currently Montpellier’s highest paid player on wages of 15k a week, and their chairman has publicly said that he will not pay anyone more than 20k a week. If we take it that Chamakh is on wages of 40k at a conservative guess that means he would have to take a 50% pay cut to join Montpellier. I know Arteta took a pay cut to join us but I just can’t see Chamakh taking that kind of hit in his wallet.

Yann M’Vila – who knows what the fuck is going on with this. Rumours abound with sources saying via twitter (I Know) that the Frenchman will most definitely not be playing at The Grove next season. Inter Milan has been stated as him most likely destination but the club finished sixth in Italy this season and will be unable to offer any kind of European football next year.

Right, that’s yer lot for today, hopefully posts will be a bit more regular next week, have yourselves a great weekend and enjoy the sunshine.

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