Lies, Damn Lies and Football Rumours!
Having missed out on Tottenham Hotspur‘s Uefa Cup adventures last season because he was cup-tied from playing in a Champions League qualifier with Spartak Moscow, Roman Pavlyuchenko could finally get to realise his boyhood dream of playing in European football’s premier second-tier competition for also-rans and Big Cup losers.
The unsettled Russian striker will move to Anfield in the January transfer window, with chippy Dutchman Ryan Babel heading in the opposite direction. If nothing else, at least both players will have a change of scenery and different people to talk to when they sit on the bench looking sullen with arms folded each Saturday. (Guardian)
Well as swap deals are concerned this is an interesting one and one which may well suit all parties. A bit of natural width, even in the form of hit and miss Dutch winger Ryan Babel, could offer us new options in the attacking third and in return Liverpool gets a damn good striker to call upon when Fernando Torres gets injured rather than having to resort to playing Dirk Kuyt or David Ngog up front!
I rate Babel and think that he has potential to do a good job and perhaps he would be keen to prove his doubters wrong. Obviously this is all only relevant if this speculation has some basis in reality, which I am not to sure about.
Chilean star Humberto Suazo insists he is set to move to Europe in the New Year, with reports suggesting he is bound for the Premier League.
Suazo is currently finishing the Mexican season with Monterrey.
The 28-year-old striker is due to play in the two-legged Apetrua finals against Cruz Azul over the next week, but he confirmed they would be his final games before departing.
Suazo would not reveal the identity of the club he is destined for, but insisted talks are ongoing.
Reports in Central and South America claim the club in question could be Tottenham. (Sky Sports)
Now I know that Harry likes to dabble in the market and does occasionally make odd transfer decisions but this is one move that I am sure he hasn’t even considered for one second. I don’t doubt Humberto’s ability to score I just doubt he could do so in any decent level. There is no way Tottenham will buy the Chilean, If they do I will eat my knees.
So with back to back home games coming up we can try to erase the memory of our collapse at Goodison Park and if we can get the six crucial points from the Wolves and Man City fixtures we would be doing our hopes of a top four finish a great deal of good.