The Premier Leagues the best in the world. We often told this and, on balance, I agree. But now two of the Premier Leagues, and Englands, top players, will have to make the decision stay in England, or move to one of the biggest teams in the world. Will the pull of La Liga entice them?
In a strong Real team their current right-back Arbeloa does not match up to the standards needed, it seems Mourinho has decided. Real chiefs first port of call for a replacement was Brazil and Gremio’s Mario Fernandes, but the clubs were ‘no where near’ agreeing terms.
So now The DailyMail tells us Mourinho has shifted to Plan B – Liverpool’s Glen Johnson OR Spurs Kyle Walker, and he has £17 million with which to make it happen.
Both clubs will be hoping to keep these players as they look to push on up the league next year, but £17 million is a lot of money for a right back.
The Mail Guestimates that Johnson would be available for around £12 million, but Spurs would need much more for the 21 year old Walker.
So if Real do come calling should either club open the door. Spurs definitely shouldn’t. Walker has the potential to be a key member of the squad for years to come, and more than this, Spurs are desperate to get through the summer without becoming a selling club. With so many big club vultures hovering above the Lane, Spurs need to batten down the hatches and keep hold of as many of their first team players as possible.
Liverpool on the other hand should perhaps consider the offer. Not being a Liverpool fan, I’m not sure how highly thought of Johnson is on Merseyside, but he definitely not stood out as one of the clubs top performers this season (then again, who has?). Liverpool clearly need to make some changes in the summer, but how much budget will their prudent Bostonian owners allow them? The money from a Johnson sale could be used in areas of the pitch more vital, such as replacing Carroll.
Spurs Fans – Walker really that much better than other options (Corluka)?
Liverpool Fans – Is Johnson important for the club’s future
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience