This week’s big transfer rumours and deals have been around the North West clubs. Liverpool have sealed a £20million move for Jordan Henderson from Sunderland. To me this is a bit too pricey for a play with one England cap, and had an average end to the season. Liverpool are showing intentions to mount a serious title challenge next year. They also moved for Phil Jones at Blackburn Rovers, but he looks like he will be heading to Manchester United. He already has had and passed a medical at Old Trafford now it’s just about finalising the fee. United also look to have clinched Ashley Young from Aston Villa. A good signing as he will be a replacement for Giggs. Nani & Valencia haven’t quite filled Ronaldo’s boots maybe the Englishman can continue his excellent form and progression at Man United.
Spurs picked up Brad Friedel on a free from Aston Villa, who if they don’t find a manager quickly may just find all their best players out the club. (Downing to Arsenal or Liverpool, Walker on loan to QPR) Norwich City have boosted their strike force brining in Steve Morison from Millwall, and Swansea got Danny Graham the Championship top scorer from Watford for £3.5m. There’s also speculation at Arsenal over Nasri & Fabregas. Rumours still mount that United are in for Nasri & Barcelona still linger around Cesc like a bad smell. Barcelona have three targets this summer, Cesc Fabregas, Giuseppse Rossi and Alexi Sanchez. They will probably get 2 out of the 3 and if Fabregas is one Arsenal may find it hard to keep hold of Nasri.
QPR have been linked to a squad of players, but I feel the players that will come in are Andy Johnson, Kyle Walker, Jenas, Bullard & maybe Robbie Keane but that depends on getting AJ or not.