Sky ‘understands’ City offer for Ade & Gazidis’ no.2 man 13 July, 2009Posted by lasagnechef in Arsenal News.
The top story today is a possible shock move from Man City for Emmanuel Adebayor. It’s only really been Milan who’ve shown any interest but Sky Sports News say Man City have held talks over the transfer. Sky are saying their chief football reporter was told talks are in early stages, no bid has been made yet but it could be £20m+
As I said on my twitter this morning, there is nothing to say there’s any truth in this story and there’s also the fact that Wenger doesn’t like selling to Premiership clubs; especially one of his top players. However if Man City came in with an inflated bid then he might just change his mind! There’ll probably be reaction on this story in the next couple of days from his agent and we’ll find if Sky are talking rubbish or not.
My initial reaction is mixed. I don’t think I really want him going to another English club seeing as he has proved already he can cut it in this league. Although if want the most money for him as possible then City might be the place to look.
It’s early days as far as this story goes so I guess we’ll just wait and see what happens.
It looks live we’re going to appoint a no.2 to Ivan Gazidis called Tom Fox. He refused to comment on the story but it’s believed he will join the Arsenal staff as ‘chief commercial officer’ next month. This is a move to make more of the Arsenal brand worldwide and bring us up to the level of global promotion as the rest of the top four.
It could mean another American getting involved behind the scenes at Arsenal. He’d be coming over with an impressive CV, he has held top brand marketing positions for the NBA, Nike and Gatorade. He sounds like the perfect person to promote Arsenal around the world and bring us more revenue. There’s nothing official from the club but I don’t see any reason why this story would be made up, so don’t be surprised if there’s an announcement on Arsenal.com in the next month.
I’m sorry but I’m going to leave you with a bit of bad news, ex-striker John Hartson has been diagnosed with cancer. Whatever your memories of John (if any) I think I speak for us all when I wish John the very best with his recovery. He took himself to hospital in Swansea where they confirmed he has contracted testicular cancer and it has spread to his brain. I remember Hartson at Arsenal quite well, I remember reading in the Arsenal magazine about his signing from Luton and remember the day quite clearly when he left for West Ham back in 1997, I was at an Arsenal soccer camp and they announced the news to us that morning that he’d left. One of the coaches wore a ginger wig for the day to mark his departure. A touching tribute.
If there’s any news on John’s fight I’ll bring you right up to date with it. He said in today’s Sun that’s he’s going to fight it all the way and I know he can do it. Get well soon.
Ok that’s it for today. Thanks for reading.