Thursday, June 07, 2007

More Transfers and Rumors

The rumour mill is in full swing even though summer hasn't yet begun. A few of the rumors floating around have even panned out to be true.

  • Roberto Carlos has left Real Madrid on a free transfer for Turkish club Fenerbahce.
  • Deco to Inter Milan as a replacement for Figo. This despite Deco insisting that he's not leaving Barcelona.
  • Frank Lampard leaving Chelsea for Barcelona. One report said the move could occur for as little as £12 million.
  • Ex-Charlton, Ex-Chelsea player Scott Parker leaving Newcastle for West Ham is no longer a rumor. He's made the move for £7 million.
  • Real Madrid have signed German centerback Christian Mezthelder. But they're also after Chelsea's Arjen Robben and Manchester United's Gabriel Heinze and Barcelona's Javier Saviola.
  • Sevilla coach Juande Ramos has been linked with a number of clubs.
  • Miroslav Klose is rumored to be close to completing a move to Bayern Munich. He's said in the past he wouldn't move there but more and more it looks like this rumor is true. As to why he's had this change of heart is another matter. One claim is tha this wife has been having an affair with one of his Bremen teammates prompting Miroslav to want to move to the other end of Germany.
  • Bayern Munich also look set to sign Frank Ribbery for £17 million today. He would join Luca Toni.
  • Bayern Munich and Chelsea are also rumored to be in talks about a deal that would involve Bouhlarouz heading to Bavaria and Claudio Pizarro going the other way to London.
Bayern Munich isn't in the CL next year. So why would players like Toni, and others join them? I've always suspected that while the CL play is important, it was code for money. If a club is in the Champions League they're likely able to shell out more for bonuses and wages. This time And there are sorts of other rumors and signings going on. All the activity at Bayern Munich has me wondering about what it means when players talk about the importance of ChamptionsRibbery, KloseBM's not there but they still have the revenues for a summer of big spending. It'll be interesting to see what happens if they don't gel as a squad and they miss out on the CL again next year.

1 comment:

pele o rei said...

Interesting comment on Frank Lampard leaving Chelsea. Honestly I don't see it. He is such a key to the center of the park for the blues. Love your web site. I have a link from mine. Keep up the good work.