The Premiership transfer window is full of nonsense, but some nonsense is more interesting that the other nonsense. Hereâ€™s our thoughts on some of that more interesting nonsenseâ€¦
Real Madrid will offer Manchester United Â£35 million for Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer.
CaughtOffside Says: They never learn do they? Capello was meant to beat the whole Galactico mentality out of them but yet again Madrid go for the glory ball when a few short passes would serve them better. Fergie’s denied it, so unless Ronaldo decides he wants to leave again, he’s staying put.
Arsenal have joined Manchester United and Spurs in the chase for Gareth Bale and his
wondrous left peg.
CaughtOffside Says: This kid better score 20 goals a season from those set pieces, and be the Welsh Paolo Maldini. Otherwise we’re going to be sorely disappointed.
Birmingham have apparently rejected West Hamâ€™s Â£8 million offer for Matthew Upson.
CaughtOffside Says: First West Brom refuse all comers for Curtis Davies, now Birmingham are suddenly refusing to be bullied into submission by the Premiershipâ€™s big money, what’s going on? This is either a positive sign for the future balance of football, or we’ve gone back to the days of ridiculous transfer fees (see: Young, Ashley & Bale, Gareth).
Arsenal have joined Man Utd in the hunt for Deportivo La Corunaâ€™s Beckham-metatarsal-busting midfielder Aldo Duscher.
CaughtOffside Says: Another one that wonâ€™t happen until the summer, when Duscherâ€™s contract expires. Is this the worst January transfer window ever or what?