24/05/2018: The Bank holiday weekend is almost upon us, and that means only one thing, papers will be short of stories and will print more transfer rumours, as the center spread will (hopefully) be highlighting LFC bringing the UCL back to these shores. Anyway we digress, now back to the business at hand, Rumours v Bullshit, here is today’s round up via Agent Taggar
United have opened talks with Tottenham for the signing of defender Toby Alderweireld, 29, but Spurs want £75m for Belgium international. (Mirror)Bullshit Factor – 40%
Probability – Why Spurs do not just pay him more money is beyond us, the geeza loves London, but if mans is struggling to pay his rent down south then a move up North may be the only option!
Agent Taggar: United are in need of a top class center back. With his contract up next summer this is the last window where Spurs can get decent money before he can sign a pre contract agreement elsewhere in January. However it won’t be for 75 million. Anything between 40-50 million will get this deal done if all parties want it to happen. BS factor 75% for the fee
Manchester City target Jorginho, 26, will hold talks with Napoli next week with the £52m-rated Brazilian setting his sights on a move to the Premier League, (Talksport)Bullshit Factor – 80%
Probability – Neapolitan ice cream, everyone has a favorite flavour, and we dive in for that chosen colour due to loyalty, Jorginho is the same if Sarri stays he stays, if Sarri gets a job in England expect him to follow his bredrin.
Agent Taggar: Man City are after a replacement for Yaya Toure, is this the man? It seems so, however if Sarri is going to Chelsea this could throw a spanner in the works! 20% chance of this happening.
Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan are both interested in signing West Brom striker Salomon Rondon, 28, and the Venezuelan is available for £16m after the club’s relegation from the Premier League. (Sky Sports)Bullshit Factor – 30%
Probability – Rondon is off, he is not hanging about, WBA fans will only miss him when he has gone. Cry into your mixed grills guys because as you play Wigan away Rondon will be scoring for fun abroad.
Agent Taggar: Considering how many WBA fans think he is a waste of space but yet he is linked to the Europa League Winners makes me think there is some BS about. However when looking at the amount he would go for in this market that is nothing and would be an option to come off the bench. 70% chance of this happening.
Besiktas manager confirms Anderson Talisca is set for top flight switch amid Liverpool interestBullshit Factor – 50%
Probability – As Beşiktaş are finding out, and anyone wishing to sign this lad will need to be extremely wary, why? As soon as someone flashes their eye lids he will be off again, pimped by his agent!
Agent Taggar: A player who has also been linked with Man Utd and Wolves he seems to coming to the Premier League either way! Instagram suggests United with his recent follows, people connected to Beşiktaş suggest its Liverpool. Either way he will claim to be a boyhood fan of the club he is joining and become a fans favourite! 50% chance of this happening.
Neymar to Real MadridBullshit Factor – 75%
Probability – Why leave a Barcelona team that is on fire to play in the French League? Money Money Money! Neymar is the kinda guy that trys to blag his way into a strip club for free, yet will lavish money on ladies that will not give him a sniff! The Ballon d’Or is miles away from Neymar (unlike those strippers at midnight who watch over you whilst you use the in-house cash point) in the French league so he may be tempted back to Spain
Agent Taggar: This has been the conspiracy theory ever since he left Barcelona. Only 2 or 3 clubs can afford him and Real Madrid are in that bracket! There is a certain Cristiano Ronaldo there and he will need replacing not just on the pitch but also to be the new face of club. Neymar needs to get back to a competitive league to get some credibility. 25% chance of this happening.