It’s been a busy day, but if you’re expecting a big name signing in this round-up – best to look away now.
Fowler for Rangers?
After all the talk of Robbie travelling to all four corners of the world to play football, he could be set to join Glasgow Rangers. Former Everton boss Walter Smith is considering taking the player to Ibrox. According to Fowler’s agent:
” Robbie wants to play for Rangers to add medals to his collection. He would score goals that qualified them for the Champions League and the signing would pay for itself although money is not an issue ”
Villa and the other Villa
The Premiership Fixtures for 2007/08 were released today and the reds are handed another opening day away tie. The reds will also finish away from Anfield. Liverpool will take on Aston Villa at Villa Park on the opening weekend of the season. A week after the start of the season, Chelsea pay a visit to Anfield.
And potential Liverpool target David Villa of Valencia looks set to honour his contract at the Mestella. The player is reported to have said:
“My wish is to stay here. Not only this year but in the future because I am under contract and I hope I can extend it.
“In any case, we will have to wait and see what happens this summer.”
Jerzy Dudek & Real Madrid
Liverpool’s tenth choice keeper is wanted by none other than Real Madrid.
Go on – go back and read that sentence again.
Speaking on his official website the big pole had this to say:
“After today’s press speculation, I must admit that I have received an offer from one of the greatest clubs in the world – if not the greatest one.
“I had to keep it quiet for a long time as the first contact was established over a dozen days ago.
“The offer is an honour for me. I am seriously considering it.
“At the moment, I can say that a few details have already been agreed upon.”
Words fail me.
Alonso gets all excited
Xabi didn’t sign his new five year deal just because he loves those late night guitar sessions with Luis Garcia. He snubbed some big offers because he is all excited.
“There was interest from big clubs but I want to be part of what lies ahead as I know it’s going to be incredibly exciting.
“I signed for another five years and there’s no reason why we cannot be successful.”
Liverpool confirm huge transfer target…
Well, if you consider a £1 million deal for Yossi Benayoun of West Ham United to be a huge target.
The player is stalling on signing a new deal at West Ham as the Liverpool deal gets pushed through. Rick Parry denies the miserly £1 million figure – in fact it could be as much as £3 million.
There’s going to be no stopping us in the Premiership at this rate. Just what we needed too – another midfielder to carry Xabi’s, Gerrard’s, Mascherano’s or Sissoko’s bags on to the coach.
If that hasn’t completely ruined your evening how about the news that Liverpool supporters are the second most unfashionable in English football. According to a survey by Brylcreem that is. They surveryed supporters about their favourite hairstyles, clothes, labels, drinks, holidays and nights out.
Reading were the worst set of fans, Chelsea were 4th from bottom and both United and Arsenal were threatening the relegation spots.