A lot to get through today, so lets not waste any time.
Firstly, The Daily Star has today reported that Arsenal are preparing a £17 million January transfer window bid for Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor.
The England international, 23, has emerged as one of the Premier League’s finest talents over the past three years or so and Arsene Wenger now seems ready to test Villa’s resolve with a sizable offer.
Obviously Martin O’Neill will be desperate to hang onto one of his most prized assets, however, I have to admit, I would love to see Agbonlahor in an Arsenal jersey. There is no doubting his ability and personally, I think he has what it takes to play on the biggest stage of all, the Champions League.
Meanwhile, Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic may be on his way to Spain after it was claimed that he and his way can’t handle the English weather. The Serbian defender has previously been linked with a move to European Champions Barcelona, however the player himself denied that speculation, claiming that he wasn’t leaving Old Trafford anytime soon.
Vidic, 28, had this to say recently : “I want to play here well and for the fans and everyone to be happy with me, to see that I give the right effort, to give my best, to give 100 per cent. What is going to happen in the future, that no one knows.”
It would be a shame to see a player of Vidic’s ability leave the Premier League. I am sure Sir Alex Ferguson will do everything in his power to keep him at the club, however, we’ll have to wait and see what happens on that one. Staying with Manchester United. The current English Champions were beaten 1-0 at home to Besiktas this evening in their Champions League Group B match.
United have already qualified, so it doesn’t really matter, however they still need a point away to Wolfsburg in their last game of the group stage to guarantee top spot. And finally, back to the domestic scene and Everton were tonight beaten 3-2 away to Hull City to leave them languishing in 14th spot in the table with a third of the season already played. Elsewhere in the Premier League, Fulham hammered Blackburn 3-0 at Craven Cottage to climb into the top 10.