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Summer transfer news

Saturday, June 25, 2011

I know I haven't posted regularly for the past 6 or 7 months, but it's summer time now and with the exams over I hope to post a lot more. What better place to start than with some summer transfer news.

First is the transfer of Ashley Young to Manchester United for a reported £20 million on a 5 year contract. In my opinion, a quality signing. Young has proved himself in the Premier League year after year and he has a real shot of breaking into the England team with several solid performances. £20 million might be a bit steep but United have proved they have money to spend, with Phil Jones reported to have signed and Samir Nasri constantly linked with the Red Devils. He will provide another attacking option, but may lead to the exit of Nani, who is reportedly unsettled at Old Trafford.

Second big transfer story is the transfer of Jordan Henderson from Sunderland to Liverpool. Not really sure what the price was, but I have heard it was between £16-20 million. Now, I thought Andy Carroll for £35 million was a ridiculous price to pay for at best, a Championship striker. I think Liverpool have made a big mistake. Henderson is decent, has potential and all that but they have payed way over the odds. I've seen him play a few times and he just looks like an average Premier League midfielder, and his career would probably have been best served at Sunderland.

No other major signing to report. Few tasty rumours though. Porto striker Falcao is keen to follow his former manager to Chelsea, Arsenal are apparently close to signing three players in Ricardo Alvarez, Chris Samba and Mamadou Sakho. Expect more news and rumours in the days to come.


  1. Free bets said...

    I would have to agree that Ashley Young is a quality signing that Man Utd made

    January 1, 2012 at 2:16 PM  

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