Well, it seems that our transfer business is once again gathering pace, and with it the inevitable hysterics that seem to typify many of today’s internet fans….
With that in mind I thought I’d take some time to talk about things as I see them.
I’ll start by saying that I wasn’t entirely thrilled with the (eventual) signing of Charlie Adam. However, I’m relying on a couple of factors which give me cause for optimism. 1) Kenny can pick a player, and 2) we’ve been desperately short of a quality left foot for ages. Not to mention the fact that people soon forget another somewhat unfit, ponderous playmaker who did fairly well for us (stand up Mr Molby. OK, you can sit down again and get your breath back now….). At £7m or so I think Adam represents a decent addition to the squad and one worth a few extra points over a season, points which could well be the difference between Champions League football and failure.
Henderson is a no-brainer for me. Young, dynamic, creative, energetic, capable of a goal or two; exactly the type of versatile midfielder we need to take the pressure off Gerrard and exactly the type who’ll suit Kenny’s system of flooding forward in numbers. We’ll only be able to judge the price in a couple of seasons but at least we’re gambling with the big boys again.
We’ve been linked with a lot of players in recent weeks; some welcome, some not so welcome; but we have to take some lessons from the signings we’ve made already under Kenny and remember that these new owners don’t do leaks. Seriously. We’ll know about who’s close to signing at roughly the same time as the press do, which is generally when the selling club release a couple of cheeky statements to try and squeeze more money out of us. We might as well chill and enjoy the anticipation rather than get worked up over some space-filling nonsense churned out by the well-worn tabloid ‘random link generators’.