Carrying on from the post JonJon wrote about the money circus goings on at Citeh, this morning I thought about a few comments that were made by bloggers about the Citeh players. The general topic was if a player swap was going to be involved with the Ade deal, then which players would we want.
I can’t remember who said this, but no doubt it was JonJon as he remains so positive at the moment, which is good for all of us – the comment was something like ‘Why do we want any of their players, if they aren’t good enough for Citeh, then they are not good enough for us’
(Stephen Ireland apart, I believe that comment is spot-on)
Citeh may have all the money, but what is very strange for me is that they are buying players who clubs are prepared to let go – they have not yet bought a player who his club is desperate to keep but the money is vast they cannot afford to turn down the offer!
The John Terry saga proves this, and the Lescott situation could very well end up with the same result.
Tevez wasn’t Manures to sell, so he doesn’t count.
So, they may be improving on what they had, but are they really improving to such an extent to really be able to challenge the clubs in the top half of the table – For me, as it stands I think the answer is No.
What they have done (pending Kolo) is given us 41 Million pounds for us to improve our club, and from now until the 31st August, I am going to remain positive and believe that that is exactly what Arsene Wenger will do. Add to that a possible 6 Million pounds we will get if Eboue leaves, the club possibly have around 50M pounds to spend.
Arsene Wenger as we all know could buy a whole first team squad with that amount of money, but for once I am go to believe it will be just three good/great players but not for silly money.
So thank you Mr Mark Hughes (unemployed by Christmas 2009) you may just be the one who has given us a real chance of winning silverware this coming season, where as your club will finish somewhere mid-table, and with many disillusioned players requesting a transfer, and trust me, you won’t get anywhere near the price that you paid for them back in your bank account.
And who will be sorry then…..