Jun 052008
 

In another day of slow news, there are some spectacularly bad stories floating around, that are so obviously based in cloud cuckoo land that you wonder how they ever got published.

The first links Adebayor to Milan, in which the big man is ‘valued at 32m’ by Arsenal. I love the way the media need to attach a fee to everything, despite the fact that when a club decides not to sell, they never mention nor even consider what price they would sell for. But without a potential fee, how would they draw in the gullible with headlines like ‘Arsenal to sell star for 32m, shocker!!!’?

Complete garbage.

Note: The Telegraph have now picked up on this ‘story’, and embellished yet further, claiming that it is a done deal between player and club. Yeah right.

But happily, the ridiculous rumours do not only fly around the Emirates this summer. With Mourinho now installed as Inter coach, Chelsea are suffering with their players consistently linked there, while United fans must get sick of the sight of a new Ronaldo story every day.

The classic comes today in the Telegraph, who are sinking without a trace as a reputable newspaper, with their claim that Ronaldo will join Real, with his new club paying 300k a week, after tax. Nice, if you can get it.

Shame though that it’s entirely fabricated. All of these stories seem to resolve around the notion that Ronaldo hasn’t committed himself to United yet this summer. Which is an odd basis for a transfer rumour, especially given that he has – I distinctly remember an interview after the Champions League final where he categorically stated he’d be staying. He hasn’t said anything to the contrary since.

Years ago, the Telegraph actually used to be a decent paper. Now it spouts more sensationalist garbage than any tabloid.

  9 Responses to “Laughable garbage from the media once again”

  1. That story was obviously complete rubbish, but if I was offered £32 mil for Ade I would certainly take it. I love Ade, he’s committed, good, scored a shit load, etc. but with the Nasri/Hleb deals working out around the same price, we could afford to sign Richards AND Villa with a total expenditure of only a few million covering all 3 signings.

    Well that’s a dream, no chance of it.

  2. Hear hear Ryan. I would sell Ade in a shot for £32m. As you said, with Hleb going for £15 or so that would be a decent budget. With Birmingham lads: Muamba and Larson not happy to play Championship football we may be due a a few dosh when they sell and they are takers about who fancy premiership experience- Hull etc. Lst time Pennant moved to Liverpool we got £2.4m and I am sure we put in a clause that we either have first option or a 5% when they are sold on.

    £55m plus some £15 from our pockets would buy Roche Santa Cruz, Richards, Veloso and Villa. That is a team that would really challenge for things with proven finishers who would be competing with oeach other. With our football, Santa Cruz or Vill would easily score 50 goals especially if they waste half as many as Ade.

  3. hahahaha r u stupid or what…u actually believe adebayor when he says he wants to stay..havent you learnt ANYTHING from past transfers? from people who have left..there is definate truth in this wenger wouldnt be looking at strikers to sign if this wasnt the case – simple as. the likes of guiza have been linked and it’s because wenger doesnt mind offloading adebayor who is demanding ridiculous amounts of money after one half decent season – it’s pathetic, i hope arsenal accept milan’s offer and not bow down to these money hounding players.

  4. SELL..SELL..SELL..SELL..SELL..SELL…IF ANY1 IS STUPID ENOUGH TO PAY 32MIL FOR A PLAYER WHO HAS HAD 1 DECENT SEASON THEN CARRY ON.AND AS STATED BY GOONERBEALL 15MIL FOR PLEB PLUS WOT TRANSFER BUDGET WE ALREADY HAVE IT WOULD BE HAPPY DAYS FOR AW TO GO AND RAID SOME OTHER CLUBS FOR THEIR TOP PLAYERS FOR A CHANGE.MY PERSONAL PREFERENCE FOR PLAYERS TO BRING IN WOULD BE.DAVID VILLA.YA YA TOURE MICAH RICHARDS NASRI RICHARD DUNNE OBIFI MARTINS.

  5. Fellow gunners, listen, i know it is a joke, but if milan wants to pay £20 for Ade, i will bite off their hands, and buy Villa for less, and we have Bentner, trust me, this guy can do what Ade did and even more, this guy has a good first touch, vision, teamplayer, give this guy some credit that he deserves please.

  6. give adebayor some credit. yeah of course you would sell him for 32 million but realistically no one will offer so much. adebayor is a great striker, he offers us something different up front, his headers have been great this season. lets not forget ade is only 23 and is a better player than bendtner. bendtner gives the ball away too much.

  7. youaareblind, what makes you think Wenger’s in the market for a striker?

    Adebayor isn’t leaving this summer, I’d bet pretty much anything on that. Past transfers generally involve people being coy about their future – Ade is absolute.

    This one couldn’t be clearer.

    To sum up: a) Milan aren’t offering, b) Arsenal aren’t selling, c) Ade isn’t demanding a ridiculous payrise, and d) I don’t care who is linked bearing in mind five new players are linked daily.

  8. I have to agree with you about the Telegraph. They used to have some quality articles. Recently they have gone a long way downhill, and Henry Winter especially has gone down in my estimation!

  9. 32ml for ade???….this would never happen…milan dnt have that sort of money anymore…though i hope we could get 32ml for him but trully i dnt milan would be willing to pay more than 15ml.

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