So, it’s time for me to write the top 3 transfer rumours of the week again, and as again, I will be having one dedicated to the current Liverpool FC managerial vacancy, although the names mentioned haven’t changed since last week.
Is it AVB or Roberto Martinez
It looked like everyone was linked with the job at first (although Martinez was always top dog since Dalglish left) and it has now become what I see as a 2 horse race between Roberto Martinez and ex-Chelsea and Porto manager Andre Villas Boas over the past few days. The bookies are ALL (seriously, all of them) rooting for the Wigan manager at the moment, with some pricing him at 2/1 for the job at the moment.
Personally, I would like to see the appointment of AVB. He has more pedigree than Martinez, good with the transfers and quite simply a very attacking manager with a set of very attacking tactics – something we need. But whoever is appointed, will have my full support as we try and make this side ‘Champions League worthy’ in the Premier League next season.
However, this is also looking increasingly unlikely, as owners of Liverpool FC have sought help from advisers over the potential signings of AVB, and they have been skeptical, advising them against signing AVB instead. We’re just gonna have to wait and see, I guess.
Joe Cole Comeback?
Yes. Joe Cole might just come back to have one more crack at Liverpool FC.
When I signed for Liverpool, it startled me a bit, I don’t know if I felt the pressure but the city is so in love with football. It’s a religion. If I go back, I will be more prepared for it this time.
Among other clubs interested, are French side Lille and newly promoted Premier League side West Ham United, although Joe Cole will wait on the announcement of the new manager and find out his fate first. He had a splendid season at the French side and managed to find some of his good form prior to his transfer over to Merseyside just 2 years back.
In other news, Alberto Aquilani has snubbed Italian giants AC Milan for a return(at least for now) to Merseyside.
Clint Dempsey to Liverpool?
Yes, this one might just happen too. Liverpool lead the chase for the American, with SkyBet calling them favorites at odds of 7/4 whilst BetVictor giving it an almost 50/50 chance, pricing the potential of this move at 2/1. Is this the player we need? I don’t know, but what I do know is that this is one of the biggest transfer rumors of the week for Liverpool, which is completely unrelated to who will succeed King Kenny.
So that’s all for this week, stay awesome, guys!
Published with permission from Two Liverpool Fans.