The newswires buzz today with stories of Hagi being the subject of a bid.
There are two separate figures doing the rounds. £6 million and £7 million. Galatasaray are the club alleged to have done this, although there’s no evidence that they did.
The papers report that Roma are also interested; it’s a clear attempt to start a bidding war.
We all know, of course, that Bassey hasn’t been out of the news since their team came back from Seville. They know that this is the optimal time for getting shot of him. Hagi is on a long term deal.
This is the optimal time for getting shot of him too.
I love it when our media act as sales agents from Ibrox, all the while telling us that there club is in rude financial health and does not need to sell.
How did they know this?
They know it because it’s what Ibrox tells them, but they shouldn’t believe a word of it.
Their club lost £23 million last year, and that money had to have been obtained somewhere; how much of the money from this season paid that bill? How much of their income this year paid off Ashley?
Do they look like a club that has “no need to sell?”
They are tying up over 30’s on one year deals! They have offered contract extensions to McGregor, Davis and Balogun. This is not a club that is planning on spending big money to replace people.
Instead they are working hard to promote those players whom they think they can still get decent fees for.
You’ll have noticed that none of these stories are about Morelos or Aribo or Kent although they are the guys who are going into their final year. I don’t think they have much faith in getting good money for those guys anymore.
It must be nice when the media is fully on board in helping you out of a hole, even as they deny that any such hole exists. The strategy is so transparent … they’ve been trying to sell Ibrox’s best players for the last couple of years.
And so far they’ve got a good fee for one … Patterson.
And what they got for him was nowhere near what they claimed, although the press backed them up on it.