The summer may be the main period of the year that we in the Football Transfer Tavern dub ‘silly season,’ but as one of our punters notes, the January transfer window is getting just as bad!
There have been some rumours of late that are so crazy, putting them next to Mario Balotelli would make the Italian forward look positively sane!
One of our favourites has been the linking of Andres Iniesta to Manchester United. As fans of the defending champions note, although they would love to see the midfield magician at Old Trafford, the likelihood of that actually happening is second to none. Yes, some surprises always pop up – Mesut Ozil to Arsenal springs to mind here – but in the January window, we can normally predict the signings a mile away.
That leads to one of our punters noting that there have been some pretty decent shouts in terms of who United might actually sign this winter.
With that in mind, our punters gather around the pool table and discuss who they think are the five most likely signings for the club this January. As one quips, they can’t really do much worse than they managed in the summer!