Good old Sunday, eh?
When it comes to transfer rumours, the Sunday papers rarely disappoint, do they.
Today sees a few intriguing rumours spring up including Manchester United’s apparent attempts to bring Real Madrid midfielder Mahamadou Diarra to Old Trafford.
Even the most ardent United fan would have to admit, the current Premier League Champions have struggled this season in the middle of the park. They have had a number of injuries but so have a lot of sides around them, so maybe it’s time Sir Alex Ferguson brought a new midfield general to the club.
Diarra, 28, has failed to make an impact at the Bernabeu since the arrival of Manuel Pellegrini to the hot seat last summer and it is understood he is desperate to leave the Spanish giants as soon as possible. His agent recently admitted that a January move is possible and I personally would love to see a player of Diarra’s undoubted ability arrive in the Premier League in the coming weeks.
Another rumour which caught my eye today was Liverpool’s interest in Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha. The former England under-21 international has made only a handful of appearances at Eastlands since the Arab billionaires arrived at the club and with Liverpool’s current defensive problems, this move may well happen.
It is reported that a six-month loan deal may be struck later this week, however we’ll have to wait and see on that one. With Glen Johnson likely to be out for a couple of months, I really feel Rafa Benitez should move sooner rather than later for Onuoha.
Finally, Tottenham’s search for a new keeper goes on. Every day, it seems a new name is linked with a move to White Hart Lane (Ben Foster, Robert Green, David James etc;) however as of now, Harry Redknapp has yet to make a move.
Stipe Pletikosa, the Croatian and Spartak Moscow number one (well he doesn’t wear the number one shirt for Spartak, but he does play) is the latest name to be linked with a move to North London. The 30-year old is considered by many as one of the best keeper’s in Europe and in my opinion, this would be an unbelievable signing for Spurs.
Heurelho Gomes is yet to prove me wrong and I think signing Pletikosa would save Spurs 5-10 goals a season. Anyway, I’m curious to hear what you have to say on all the above rumours.