Liverpool FC football transfer rumour news, Aug 29
Theo Walcott, witnessing the special attention attributed to Robin Van Persie, Alex Song and previous annual castaways, has decided to stall on contract negotiations in order to make one of two things happen; squeeze Arsene Wenger for more money, or move to Liverpool permanently.
For such a humble, mild-mannered player this type of behaviour is deemed out of character, may we remind you that Wenger stood by him when fans were calling for time on the winger’s career, now he has decided he wants to move on, to the delight of Liverpool.
The independent, Daily Mail, BBC News and Telegraph are calling this a done deal having suspected that Walcott was never intent on staying at North London, given that former colleagues have gone on to win trophies elsewhere.
Walcott wants £100,000 a week to match his fellow England internationals but Arsenal’s attitude is that his current £60,000-a-week deal is a fair reflection of his contributions to the team.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is closely monitoring the situation and will jump at the chance to land the £15m rated attacker, which may pave the way for Stuart Downing’s exit at Anfield, a necessary progression that will breathe life into his squad.
In other news midfield terrier Jay Spearing is now a Bolton player as of yesterday, the 23-year-old is set to complete a move to Reebok Stadium this week after the Championship club matched the Merseysiders’ asking price of £3m.
It’s a bleak day for Andy Carroll transfer speculation, it seems that AC Milan have pulled out of a loan move and will pursue Arsenal’s egomaniac Nicklas Bendtner instead.