Sunday, July 19, 2009


Manchester United had lost the 2008's Footballer of the Year to Real Madrid, following last month's gigantic 80 million Pound move of Christiano Ronaldo to the Spanish club. Not only that, the inspirational Carlos Tevez also made an exit to the city rival, Manchester City. This has left Sir Alex Ferguson with out a possible strong attacking options. Losing both inspiring players at the end of 2008/2009 season could be a dreadful feeling for the supporters.

Recently, Manchester has brought in a few players to replace them. (Note: Only pictures of those confirmed entrance will be here)


Michael Owen arrived to Old Trafford with a free transfer following the end of his contract in Newcastle. Before signing in, there were speculations that linked him with Hull City, Stoke City, Everton and Aston Villa. I bet you didn't see him coming, don't you. (status: CONFIRMED)

Antonio Valencia in the meantime arrived with an undisclosed fee, presumably around 16 million Pound from Wigan. This Ecuadorian right-midfielder will be a property to watch, I hope, in years coming. Nominated for the Best Young Player at the 2006 World Cup it appears the 23 year old who has 34 caps for Ecuador has a bright future. (status: CONFIRMED)

Gabriel Obertan, a young arrival from French club Bordeaux. Playing int he winger position, he may not be absolute replacement for Ronaldo but with 3 million Pound with a four-years contract sealed recently, this player dubbed to be another younger version of Thierry Henry. (status: CONFIRMED)

Frank Ribery should be an expensive one. The French is a possible suitable candidate to replace Ronaldo. But Bayern Munich could not be ready to release him yet and possibly he may going to Spanish sides instead. Fergie has booked a 60 million contract bid on him. His abilities are unquestioned, great dribbler, pace and immense skill, he also added goals to his repertoire scoring 14 in all competitions this season. (status: SEEMS HE IS MORE ON SPAIN THAN ENGLAND - COULD BE AS HIGH AS 87M Pound)

Karim Benzema could be as great as Eric Cantona, or maybe I am too over-rated on him. The French striker is a hot property of Lyon. A seasoned Champions League performer, 24 caps for France and over 50 goals for Lyon in two seasons tells you a bigger picture about him. He has been a primary target for Fergie for years. (status: LYON SAID THAT HE IS NOT 'UNTRANSFERABLE' - AROUND 30-40M Pound...Now he has signed for Real Madrid - BUGGER!!!)

David Silva, a Spanish with great pace, skill, vision, great technical ability and a lethal shot on him. Valencia's financial burden may sees him off soon but rivals like Liverpool, Barcelona and Real Madrid are after him as well. (status: LOWER 30M POUND)

And a part of those list, you also have names like:
  • Mirko Vucinic (AS ROMA - STRIKER)
  • Luis Fabiano (SEVILLE - STRIKER)
  • Douglas Costa (GREMIO - WINGER)
  • Andre-Pierre Gignac (TOULOUSE - STRIKER)
  • Iker Casillas (REAL MADRID - GOALKEEPER)
  • Ashley Young (ASTON VILLA - WINGER)
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic (INTERNACIONAL - STRIKER)

1 comment:

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