Friday, January 27, 2012

El El, cool Jay?

Yesterday's papers brought two new transfer links. First, the Daily Heil suggested we've rekindled our interest in Dutch winger Eljero Elia. The former Hamburg man chose another team in black and white, Juventus, over us in the summer but is kicking his heels on the sidelines in Turin. Quite apart from the fact that I wasn't aware we'd kindled interest in the first place, I'm not sure that wide areas are really where we need to strengthen - but I guess that if a player of Elia's undoubted quality is available (and on a risk-free loan basis), then we should take note.

Meanwhile, the Lancashire Telegraph claims that Burnley striker Jay Rodriguez has caught the Silver Fox's eye. As one of the hottest goalscorers in the Championship (and in a fair to middling team), that's not really surprising. According to the paper, the Clarets are keen to cling on to their man until the summer. Given that the Silver Fox denied a striker was a priority even before we signed Papiss Cisse out of the blue, it seems highly unlikely that he'd add a second forward to the squad before the month's out.




Anonymous Anonymous said...

Elia has already played official matches for Hamburg and Juventus this season. You can only play for 2 clubs in a season so this will rule out any possible move.
Looks like the Daily Fail did their homework to start this rumour.

11:14 am  

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