Not too much on the transfer market today, as Newcastle still try to bring Coloccini to Tyneside.
Â Fabricio Coloccini – not too much new news today
The Daily Mail has a story out on Coloccoini this morning, but there’s not much new news in it.
They say Deportivo now want Â£10M for the player when Newcastle thought they had a deal for Â£7.8M.Â Â Let’s not bother doing business with this Spanish club ever again, after this nonsense.
But we did get young Bassong in, so that’s something, and we are still holding out a chance that we can possibly attract Swiss star Gokhan Inler to Tyneside, although it’s a little bit of a mystery as to whether Newcastle have ever been interested in him.
But with Arsenal apparently not interested in the Udinese player, cyou never know – and certainly need some additional creativity in central midfield.
We did put a story out yesterday afternoon about Inler, and then withdrew it, because we thought it was just too much speculation on our part.
The Udinese general director Pietro Leonardi said recently that the Arsenal interest in Inler was just absurd, and that’s the exact same thing he said about the reported Newcastle interest back on July 11th.
So while Arsenal may not be interested in the player, we wonder if Newcastle are, because we feel he could be a great signing for us.
We did put a poll out yesterday to gauge the reaction of our readers to the possible acqusition of Inler, and so far 82% of around 250 votes so farÂ think he would be a good buy at Â£5M.Â If you haven’t yet voted – please do.
And it’s now looking like Spurs are about to sign the player who was our number one target before Euro 2008 started, Russian Andrei Arshavin, with the fee at a ridiculous Â£17M.
Tottenham have been our nemesis this summer, that’s for sure, which is even more reason why we must do well next season, and at least qualify for Europe, so we can attract better players to the club next summer.
But we are still around 4 top players short this summer, and we’ll just have to get them in if we are going to have the successful season we are looking for.