Shock is not the word here in the Football Transfer Tavern at the latest claims from the Daily Star.
The publication notes that Tottenham Hotspur could well be set to offer Andrea Pirlo a three year deal. The 34 year old is of course considered to be one of the best players in world football – and someone who is highly coveted to say the very least.
As news of the potential deal between the player and Spurs filters through the tavern, Manchester United fans are holding their heads in dismay. As one of our punters notes before ordering a shot of tequila, the Italian is exactly the kind of player they need.
Chelsea were also thought to be keen on the star, but it seems that a three year deal with Andre Villas Boas and Spurs could well be wrapped up by January if these reports are to be taken seriously.
Our landlord thinks it could well be a case of Daniel Levy working his transfer magic again, and if that is the case, what a coup for Spurs that would be.
The North London side have started the season with a bang and despite a shock loss to West Ham, are title contenders according to the majority of our punters.
Now it seems they are set to boost their already talented squad even further and add an undisputed star to the mix.