Re: 2012-13 English Premier League/Cups Thread - Where attempted murder happens
i can assure you txiki has zero interest in walcott. he and ferran are looking to clear out 50 players in the coming windows, anyone who they feel don't deserve the numbers they're on are in the firing line. barry, lescott, milner, dzeko, mario, kolo. unless they accept cut wages (a couple there would) they're done.
i remember reading something a couple of days ago suggesting that the agreement barca have with santos over neymar could be illegal. i doubt it very muchly. still food for though. but txiki was just in brazil to set up scouting networks in an effort to ensure we get first dibs on the best young talents (kinda like how we had first dibs on ganso with the robinho -> santos loan but he turned out to be a fat spud.) a few interesting windows coming up, i expect a clear out of the reserves/eds (poor results but we had many guys playing an age group up, as in 18 year olds playing reserves and 15 year olds playing next gen). spaniards and brazilians will be top of the menu imo.