Category : International | Sub Category : Football Posted on 2019-05-24 17:00:02
Aswarm of bees; a herd of deer; a pack of wolves; a kettle of vultures. What, though, is the collective noun for transfers? By common consent it would seem to be a spree, which is what the Sun’s back page suggests that Manchester City are about to indulge in as they “Sheikh it all about” and make yet another serious dent in Abu Dhabi’s oil reserves. Though it then goes on to mention only two incoming transfers, which falls some way short of qualifying as a spree in the Mill’s humble opinion. Let’s not go overboard, linguistically. There must be a minimum of four transfers in a spree. Two transfers are just two transfers, even if they cost £155m.
One of the players in question is Harry Maguire, who is set for yet another summer of being linked with a move to Manchester even if City’s bean counters are reeling at the discovery that Leicester now value him at £90m. Meanwhile Rodri, as regularly touted, could arrive from Atlético Madrid for £65m, with Nicolás Otamendi potentially heading the other way. Meanwhile the Bayern Munich president, Uli Hoeness, says that talks over a deal forLeroy Sané are already under way: “We are dealing with this player,” he said on Thursday.