The press is reporting, tonight, that Brendan Rodgers is interested in taking Juranovic to Leicester.
If I had a quid for every time I’ve read that Rodgers is interested in signing a player from our club I would not have to blog for a living; I’d have a California beach-house with a pool and a plane on 24 hour standby to fly me to the games every week.
This is all part of the same old same old, which is journalists trying to fill column inches and others trying to destabilise our club by whatever means necessary.
Rodgers was up at the Dundee Utd game, for which he offered the explanation that he was here seeing friends and paying tribute to Wim. Do I believe that? About as much as I believe anything that comes out of that man’s mouth.
But to be honest, I don’t particularly care what his intentions actually were.
Juranovic is a new signing.
The club has no reason to agree to his transfer.
We wouldn’t even be tempted by whatever insulting sum Rodgers and Leicester thought he was worth even if this story wasn’t a bunch of hot air and even if the most recent transfer window hadn’t closed a mere eight days ago.
This stuff is boring. It is also transparent.
Much of our squad is tied down on long term deals now.
Certainly, the new signings are going precisely nowhere in the summer no matter how money is on offer for them. It would be different if these guys were clamouring to go, but the manager would never have signed players who would be making noise like that within 12 months … he makes that clear.
In spite of our spending, our financial position remains robust; indeed, we’ve probably posted a transfer window trading profit. And although we still have a couple of players to move on in the summer, and we’d like to, this guy isn’t amongst them.
Honestly, there are people in the media who quite honestly have nothing better to do with their time than write tittle-tattle like this, and that’s all it is really.
If anyone dared ask Ange a direct question on this, or on the Abada nonsense from the weekend they’d get short shrift … and that’s what all of us should be doing here; ignoring this crap.
We have better things to worry about, like Aberdeen tomorrow night.