Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Transfer Talk - part 2



As we continue to preview the transfers that might or might not happen in the January transfer window, Figo29.com and Thefootballsupernova.com are discussing once more some other potential moves.

For part one click here.

Part 2 will cover England’s Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, and Liverpool:

Tottenham Hotspur

Figo29: The math is simple: a rich midfield and a scarcity in attack. Confirmed exclusive news by Les Ferdinand to Figo29.com says that Roman Pavlyuchenko will surely leave the club, if not this winter then by end of season as he “is a hard man to deal with and of a strange character.” Ferdinand also revealed that the club cannot afford Adebayor on the long term and there is no chance he stays by the end of the season. Rumor has it that Leandro Daimao is on the Spurs radar so is Nilmar. Giovani Dos Santos, Niko Kranjcar and Steven Pienaar could all leave as they are looking for regular playtime. Modric is still an uncertainty, and Manchester United will be happy to receive him.

TFS: As much as he denies it, Redknapp is a great negotiator in the transfer market. Whether or not he can bolster his squad in January is another question. I do think they need re-enforcements. They're very close to become serious title contenders, and the only two positions I believe they should improve are the left-back spot (Assou-Ekotto isn't that great) and up front. They probably won't buy in the January window, but with Pavlyuchenko probably on his way out, I wouldn't be entirely surprised to see a striker coming in. Someone completely unexpected to support Adebayor - Amauri? Or someone much bigger...
Arsenal

Figo29: Arsene Wenger will make up his mind on Thierry Henry soon while Hugo Rodallega and Luka Podolski are on the Frenchman’s agenda. He is looking for cover upfront while van Persie is the only survivor. With Bacary Sagna, Carl Jenkinson, Andre Santos and Kieran Gibbs are all injured, rumor has it that Alex from Chelsea and Wayne Bridge from Manchester City are on their way to the Emirates. Arshavin and Chamakh may not last beyond the transfer window and Lassana Diarra or Lucas Biglia could help the Gunners into a Champions League spot.

TFS: Arsenal have always had the same problems in recent seasons after the New Year. Lots of injuries, some players going to the Cup of Nations, and a lack of depth in the squad. They need to add some numbers to the squad, as well as getting rid of some. Coming in: talk of Thierry Henry returning could materialize, but is that Arsenal's solution? In the short term, with Gervinho and Chamakh off to Africa, yes. But given that Van Persie's only cover, Chamakh, is quite rubbish, they need someone to help him up there on the long run. Podolski has been mentioned and would be a good match for Wenger. The wing-backs are also a problem, so as Wayne Bridge has been touted for the move, I do think Wenger will go for someone unheard of - like Jan Vertonghen of Ajax who is a versatile defender. Going out: Arshavin has surely got to leave now and the previously mentioned Chamakh - both, for simply being pretty useless.
Liverpool

Figo29: The best signings for Liverpool are already concluded: Return of Steven Gerrard and a rejuvenated Maxi Rodriguez. However, the suspension of Luis Suarez will leave a lackluster Carroll alone, and some probable alternatives are Marouane Chamakh, Bobby Zamora, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar or Amauri. In the meantime, Cheick Tioté or Sami Khedira can add some strength in the absence of Lucas, while Raul Albiol might take the advice of Xabi Alonso and join.

TFS: A striker. That's all Liverpool need. Suarez is getting done for 8 matches. Carroll couldn't score if his life depended on it. And Liverpool's missed chances are akin to a midget trying to punch a 6ft5 bouncer. It's just not happening. Given Liverpool's recent transfer activity of signing British players, I wouldn't be surprised if someone like Darren Bent joined them.

Part 3, coming soon...

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