Premier League Gossip: It might just happen this summer
United or Arsenal or Someone Else will pay £20 million for Pepe Reina
How does this sound to Liverpool fans? Looks like a joke but tell you what, this can actually happen. Judging by the old formula that a top class goal keeper is half the value of a top class striker, the price tag for Pepe Reina seems alright. If Fernando
Torres cost Chelsea £50 million than Pepe Reina is worth at least £20 million.
But this formula is quite astonishing, a team needs a striker to score goals to win you games, whereas the same team needs a goal keeper to stop goals from going in and avoid losing the games. Does this not match up and shouldn’t the strikers and goal keepers
put in the same price basket.
Anyways, the thought of Pepe leaving, will give Liverpool fans nightmares. After losing Xabi Alonso, Javier Mascherano and Fernando Torres, Liverpool are left with only Pepe and Stevie G as the remaining pieces of once a pretty strong back bone.
Reina apparently has a release clause of £20 million and any team willing to pay that much would be allowed to talk to the player. It could be yet another interesting transfer window for Liverpool fans.
City to lose £10 million and Adebayor
I guess we probably knew this before. City signed the Togo International for a mammoth £25 million and have now loaned out the striker to Real Madrid.
If reports are to be believed than Madrid will play £1.7 million fee now and another £1.7 million if they win the Champions League. However, if they want to keep the former Arsenal man they will need to dash out another £12 million in the summer.
So the maximum City can receive for Adebayor could be around £15 million. This means a loss of £10 million on a player that signed less than two years ago. However, we strongly believe that City owners are not of thinking about it, like we are. Pointless
talk we suppose.
Pavlyuchenko to stay put until summer
There has been plenty of talk about Roman Pavlyuchenko wanting out of White Hart lane. With the transfer window now closed, most of the European clubs cannot come in with an offer for the Russian.
However, the slightly different structure of the Russian league allows him to leave Spurs at this time of the season and play in Russia.
However, his agent is adamant that his client is going nowhere and will be at White Hart Lane until at least the summer.
Roman Pavlyuchenko’s agent, Oleg Artemov, was quoted as saying: “There is no chance that Pavlyuchenko will move from White Hart Lane until the end of the season.
“After the end of the season I will meet with Tottenham again and we will discuss Roman’s future. His deal is expiring in June 2012 so we will have time to discuss it.
“Of course Pavlyuchenko has read in newspapers about Spurs’ failed bids on (Sergio) Aguero and other strikers, but he doesn’t pay attention to them. The main thing for him is to play.
Pavlyuchenko recently stated in an interview that although he is happy with the club, players and the fans, his problems starts and ends with Harry Redknapp. He has hardly played this season but from what we have seen, the Russian has done well, whenever
given the chance.
Chances are bright that he will make a move elsewhere in the summer and he certainly will have no shortage of options. Italy, Germany and Russia seems to be his preferred destinations.