Yesterday’s chip paper seems to have made it’s way back to the table.
We’ve been here before haven’t we? Demba Ba, Milos Krasic, Junior Hoilett, Chelsea, Chelsea and Chelsea. Though most of the papers seem to have given our old friend Edin Hazard a well deserved day off, it’s a familiar cast of head turners filling the airwaves and plugging the pipelines.
And where better to start than Ba. The former Hammers man has performed sensationally this season, firing 16 Premier League goals and hoisting Newcastle up to 6th in the process.
And he’ll no doubt look back on the experience fondly when dining at the top table with John Terry and chums. Caught Offside claim Chelsea are set to trigger a release clause worth a reported £10 million, which would represent their first piece of sensible business for about a decade.
On to the aforementioned Krasic and the Metro caught the Serbian in a reflective mood, as he toiled over his decision to snub Spurs last January.
The Juve Winger moaned: “At the end of the transfer window in January, there were offers from Tottenham and Zenit [St Petersburg] for a loan deal, I decided to decline those options in the belief that I would be given chances at Juventus. That has proven to be a mistake and it would have been better if I had accepted one of those offers.”
27 year old Krasic also rejected the notion that Chelsea are interested in everybody with a half recognisable name, claiming: ‘There were many rumours about interest from Chelsea, but there was no contact with them and no offer. It was just paper talk.”
Junior Hoilett has conveniently started playing well again with the summer in sight, but manager of the hour Steve Kean has warned the 21 year old Arsenal and Spurs target that the grass could be greener in Blackburn. The master tactician was quoted in the Mirror:
“We want him to stay here because he’s playing out of his skin. Would he play week in week out if he went to another club? I don’t know.”
Meanwhile Arsenal sensation Park Chu-Young could be on his way out of the Emirates, with Belgian side Anderlecht the club furiously stabbing away in the dark. Though the gunners striker has more than emulated past occupants of the famous number 9 (Francis Jeffers, Julio Baptista, Davor Suker),.
The Korea Times reckon Wenger will look to cash in as he prepares for a long overdue transfer assault. Another Arsenal forward on his way is Benik Afobe, who I absolutely 100% knew all about before writing this article. He’s off to Reading on loan, and will presumably look to benefit from progressing his career alongside the likes of Jason Roberts, Who’s been there and missed that more times than most.
Finally, just as Charles N’Zogbia was beginning to endear himself to the Aston Villa faithful with a string of slightly above average displays, he’s gone and ruined it all.
Fans were heralding the French winger after apparently claiming to be “disgusted” with boss Alex McLeish, But the Scott’s most expensive Villa signing has since insisted he was misquoted and reaffirmed his commitment to the claret and blue cause, whatever that may be.
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