Some interesting transfer speculation in todays English media. I know some clubs need to strengthen their squad and that some want to get rid of some dead wood but some of the talk is definately living upto the ”Silly season” epitet.
John Carew – Aston Villa in a swap for Robbie Keane – Tottenham?. I know Keane upset Harry (Redknapp, Tottenham manager) when he organised an xmas piss up against Harrys wishes but swapping Keane for Carew is like giving away around 5 million pounds. Carew is a lump that doesn´t score goals, Keane on his day is a genius.
Marseille are interested in Johan Elmander? Why? He has had a nightmare at Bolton partly due to injury and partly due to the fact that he is not Premier league class. I know he had one good season with Toulose and is apparently highly rated in France but their are so many good french forwards that it seems strange Marseille would want to by an average swedish one.
Patrick Vieira – Inter to Man City. Vieira was one of the best midfielders in the Premier League during his time at Arsenal. He has played the last 4 seasons in Italy and not made that great an impression. He is 33 now and i know he is still the captain of France but this signing feels like the old pals act. Mancini was his trainer at Inter and obviously rated him very highly. Vieira is not in the side at Inter he needs games to make the French world cup squad. Mancini gives him a life line. Lets hope he delivers the goods.
Sky sports even mentioned the fact that Swedish midfielder Philip Haglund is on his way to Heerenveen! Big news travels fast.