Cor blimey govner and all that.
Hmm, enough of the Tim Sherwood impressions I think.
Well, it had to come didn’t it?
Christian Benteke’s gone on a scoring run that makes him currently amongst the best strikers in Europe and the lazy Journos are coming out with the same old poorly researched, no quotes to back it up, load of old tripe.
If you haven’t heard/read, the Mail are saying that Rodgers is chasing Benteke in a £30 million swoop that might see Ricky lambert coming the other way;
To be honest, it was actually the Metro that ran the story first, but seeing as they’re practically the same thing and the Mail has us listed in their top five Villa websites, we like to link to them occasionally.
Anyway, this is just rubbish on a few levels in my opinion.
First, we’re under no pressure to sell the player, who would be a major loss to a club that is looking to be on the way back up from it’s current lows.
Second, I don’t believe for one minute that Sherwood would sanction it, regardless of what he’s said previously.
Third, £30 million isn’t enough, in my opinion. Who are we going to get to replace him? A couple of up and coming strikers, in the hope that one of them fires straight from the off?
That would be incredibly risky.
Perhaps lambert is the answer? (which is my fourth point).
No way, again in my opinion. How long does he have left in the game? And can we really see him being a part of a longer term future that it seems Sherwood would be looking at?
And finally my fifth point.
If you read all the stuff that has been written about Liverpool after we beat them in the cup, you might be led to believe that Rodgers doesn’t even have a say on the players that come into the club and it’s apparently all decided by a panel. So it’s not up to him anyway.
Of course, there are another couple of options, in that Benteke (or more likely his money grabbing agent) might try to force a move.
Or worse still, if we get taken over by some cheapskate owners, they might want to get a quick return on their investment (that rumoured £150 million is starting to look ridiculously cheap in this sense).
I can’t see that happening though. What better way is there to fall out with the fans as soon as you arrive? (unless they engineer it to look like they had no choice).
No, if we do get new owners, I can’t see him leaving at all.
And anyway it won’t be Liverpool if he does go, even if they do pay the big bucks wages.
Benteke is tailor-made for the Arsenal that he supposedly likes in my opinion.
Or an even bigger club.