Date:Friday August 31 2007
The transfer rumour mill is in over-drive, however, it is making a normally drab Friday interesting even if we aren`t going to buy anyone. Or are we?
A rumour that has surfaced this morning has seen fans of Rovers, Man United and Tottenham scrambling simultaneously for more information.
It is being reported that Rovers are set to sign Jermaine Defoe from Tottenham as he was in the stands at last night`s UEFA Cup tie. Reports anticipate that he will conclude his deal to sign for Blackburn today.
This has in turn stoked another fire with whispers of a transfer to Manchester United for Benni McCarthy. In a desperate attempt to attach some credulous to this weak story, it is being suggested that Jason Roberts` display of sullen disgruntlement following last nights game is because he was informed that his best friend will be sold to United.
Added to this the fact that Benni didn`t appear to be at Ewood last night and there is the makings of a solid rumour!
My guess that this is just a ploy to get Rovers, Spurs and United fans whipped up in a frenzy of excitement.
However, if it is true, how do we feel about losing last season`s top goal-scorer but gaining the ability of an England international goal poacher, easily capable of twenty plus goals a season, despite his lavish baggage?
Additionally, as a footnote this has once again roused the Gamst to Tottenham rumours which intrinsically brings about Rovers desire to sign Tom Huddlestone, whom Hughes is a keen admirer of. It sounds very much like a messy web of rumours and potential deals
Date:Friday August 31 2007
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