Sunday, January 25, 2009

We're Buying Who??

Okay, please tell me I'm having a bad dream, but the Sun is reporting that Pascal Chimbonda is going to complete a transfer back to us tomorrow for 3 million quid. I really hope this is not true, I never rated him when he was with us, and always saw him as a mercenary. The way he turned in the transfer request at Wigan always rubbed me wrong. He never got stuck in in the tackles, and his movements up field always led to him getting caught out it seemed.

Beyond the fact that I don't want him coming back, I am wondering if he can. There is that FA rule that prevents teams from re-signing a player within a year of selling them, we had to have that cleared up with Defoe. Perhaps this will be our saving grace. I rate Chris Gunter, and he's good cover for Corluka at right-back, I definitely think Gunter is better than Chimbonda.

So the rumor mill has Stephen Hunt moving to us this week for 5 million instead of Wigan like was reported. A good left winger would do us good, so you won't hear me complaining.

Fred may become a Tottenham player before the week is through, with several papers reporting it will be a straight swap, Giovanni Dos Santos for Fred. It's clear Harry doesn't think Dos Santos can cut it at the Lane, so letting him move on would probably be good for everyone, and if we can get a decent striker to be cover, all the better.

Nothing on Nicky Shorey, I don't think this is going to happen, I've heard nothing for two weeks. The Burdisso rumors are now silent as well, I would certainly prefer him to Chimbonda, but no word as of yet.

And finally, Shay Given has signed for Man City apparently, so Newcastle will be keeping Steve Harper. But several papers are reporting that Cudicini will move to the Lane, with the reports being anything from a free transfer to 1.5 million. If I hear anything, I'll be sure to post it.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, I think the Chimbonda deal has been confirmed.