Thursday, June 30, 2011

De Gea Succeeds Van der Sar, Officially

David De Gea and Sir Alex Ferguson
The latter is having a great time in his progress of squad reformation.
Phil Jones, secured. Ashley Young, secured. However both of them are of secondary importance compared to the signing of former Athletico Madrid keeper David de Gea.

The Spanish shot-stopper serves more immediate significance compared to the prior signings of United for this coming season, as Van der Sar has retired and Ferguson has yet a reliable keeper to step up and replace the Dutch's position. The 20-year-old man should keep Sir Alex Ferguson free from goalkeeping trouble for potentially many years to come.

Three signings have made United leading the transfer market, but still they have yet to capture someone to cover up their fatal weakness - a midfield commander ala Xavi.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Andre Villas-Boas: Coach-to-be of Chelsea

Andre Villas-Boas
Mourinho v2.
There you go. The next Mourinho-in-making, the ex-coach of Portuguese treble champions Porto, has departed with his former club in his attempt to join Chelsea.

The resignation has immediately elevated Chelsea's interest on him, with the Portuguese manager currently discussing personal terms with the London club. Abramovich has already agreed to pay €15m worth of buy-out clause to Porto for Villas-Boas's transfer.

It is also reported that Villas-Boas is hoping for a £80m transfer kitty - which will surely speed up Chelsea's relatively much slower transfer activity compared to Manchester United and Liverpool.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Phil Jones The First to Initiate Manchester United's Promised Mega Transfer Project

Phil Jones
A big raid from Liverpool by Man Utd.
Short after the move of Jordan Henderson to Liverpool, Manchester United has successfully negotiated for the purchase of Blackburn's 19-year-old defender Phil Jones.

The English future star was sold for a fee of £16.5m, and that would pretty much frustrates Kenny Dalglish and Damien Comolli as they see their almost addition "stolen" by their arch-rivals.

Pretty good business then, I suppose.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Henderson Joins Liverpool

Jordan Henderson
The first signal from Liverpool to challenge for a better position for this coming season.
Rumours, rumours and rumours were what we heard from the past few weeks. De Gea to Man Utd? Mata to Liverpool? Neymar to Chelsea? Hiddink to take charge of Chelsea? But rumours remain rumours until they're confirmed.

Now that's one. SUNDERLAND AGREED A DEAL FOR JORDAN HENDERSON. It will be a £13m + N'gog deal, which valued to be a deal of £20m. It's interesting how they rate David N'gog.

Fantasy relevance? N'gog might be a good bargain next season if he manages to grab a starting spot. Interesting.