Sam Allardyce has finally revealed that he will not be bringing in the Brazilian Edmilson in the January transfer window.
Edmilson – Sam plans a move still, but now in the summer
Big Sam had been linked with the Brazilian during last summer and we had thought he would try to get him in January, but Edmilson has not played this season at all, and is back in Brazil trying to get fit.
Sam believes he would be too much of a risk in January, but still thinks he can sign him in the summer. Weâ€™ll see about that, because there are a few Italian teams that are also interested in him.
Sam told the Evening Chronicle today:
â€œI am afraid Edmilson is now not an option for us in January.â€
â€œHe has not played at all this season and it would be too much of a risk to bring him here next month. But I will be certainly interested in going for him in the summer.â€
â€œYes. From what I can gather Claudio Cacapa and Edmilson are big mates and would like to play together in the same side.â€
It will be interesting to see what happens in the summer, with Edmilson, especially if Cacapa and him are friends. But we just have to provide European competition for these players next season, or else it will be very difficult to attract top players. That still has to be our aim for this season.
Edmilson is still in Brazil and said:
â€œI am training hard to get physically fit and will be until the end of my contract. This will be my last season at Barcelona.â€
We still think Edmilson will be a good acquisition, especially for nothing, since his contract runs on at the end of next June. But whether we get hiim. or have a chance of getting him, will very much depend on what position we end up in the league this season, that’s for sure.