Having seen Euro 2008 off two weeks ago people had expected the transfer market to explode into life when in fact things have been very slow moving so far. Today though seems to be the first day when moves have been completed or are all but done. It will be interesting to gauge how supporters feel about the moves of some players. For example I predict that many Arsenal fans will be a bit sad to see Alexandr Hleb leave, although they have had plenty of time to get used to it. Whereas Chelsea fans won’t be shedding a tear for the departure of Steve Sidwell, many will probably offer to hold the door open for him when he leaves. So let’s take a quick run down some of the major transfers that the ink is still wet on or are likely to be down in the coming week.
Well having mentioned him earlier Chelsea have finally agreed to sell Sidwell to Aston Villa for £5million. Not a bad piece of business when you consider that he joined the Blues on a free transfer from
Lets move on to Hleb’s impending move with Sky Sports reporting that the winger is off to Spain for a medical after Arsenal and Barcelona finally came to some kind of figure, no idea what yet. The Belarusian international will be missed at Arsenal with Hleb having been one of the Gunners better players this season. When Hleb first arrived from
From one long running saga to another and it looks as though Peter Crouch will finally join
Quickly looking through the rest of the rumours that are more likely to be true than the usual tabloid rubbish and we see that Hull are on the verge of signing George Boateng from Middlesbrough. I have been thinking about this transfer for a while now and I still can’t decide whether it is a good move for the Tigers. Boateng is starting to look a little past it and what he will add to
Well that is about it on a the first decent day of transfers we have had so far this summer, now if only tomorrow brought the end to the Adebayor, Barry, Frank Lampard and Cristiano Ronaldo sagas I think we would all be happy. To read about the rest of transfers that have been completed this summer head this way.
Cheers, Chris Rivers