I had already cast doubts that Craig Bellamy, in a tail end of his career wish list, would see lending his services to us for lesser money as some sort of most do. Over the last few days we have seen it proved that was not the case.
The nutter with the putter has confirmed that is the case:
“If they [City] pay me my final year of my wages, then I’m sure I can go wherever I want. In that case, my first option would be Cardiff, to give it another go. But is has to be feasible, the financial health of the club is the most important thing.
I have my own academy in Sierra Leone, where I have to take care of 13 children, day in, day out. My wages are more important to them than they are for me.”
I sometimes wonder if that when players wander through the doors of Middle Eastlands, they don’t enter a football club but a surreal outpost populated by people with no grasp of reality. While I know that Bellamy does great work in Sierra Leone to bring them into his wage demands makes it all seem hollow and up for ridicule.
Bellamy is a very rich man. Football has been good to him and he wants it to continue to be good for him.
What’s impressive here is the reaction of Celtic. The manager said:
“It looks like a remote possibility now. Unless some scenario comes up where he could come down a bit on wages. We’d need to know what the situation is and what the proposal would be. Peter Lawwell is looking at that, though I’m not over-confident on that one.”
Last year we seemed to be desperate for a marquee signing. David James, Sol Campbell, Jimmy Bullard and the aforementioned Bellamy all were rumoured to be close to joining only for one reason or another didn’t. This season we don’t seem as desperate.
That is a sign of progress.
It looks like those who are desperate for Craig Bellamy to sign on the back of half a season six seasons ago and a video when he brings mollification on a r*ngers fan will be disappointed.
I can’t say I will be.
Previously on thecelticblog….click on picture
Julio Gomez wins the game for Mexico in the last minutes of the U17 WC semi final game with a brilliant over head kick. With the game at 2-2 Gomez finished off a corner kick for Mexico with a brilliant goal.