It seems ironic that at the same time that Arsenal are running ‘Emmanuel Adebayor Week’ on their official website the player’s agent is proclaiming his move to AC Milan as a virtual done-deal. Indeed, Adebayor’s agent Vincenzo Morabito was quoted on Studio Sport – which, from what I can gather is a Dutch TV show or channel – as saying:
“Arsenal are looking for Adebayor’s replacement. Until that search is over, the negotiations won’t reach the final stage, but I am fairly optimistic. What are the chances of Adebayor coming to Milan? I’d say today we are between 70 and 80 per cent.”
I have to say it sounds like a load of bollocks to me, especially given Adebayor’s consistent denial of a desire to leave Arsenal, but unless Morabito has been misquoted then he’s either telling the truth or stirring the pot. If it’s the latter then Adebayor has a responsibility to the Arsenal Football Club to tell him to keep his mouth shut and he should do so immediately.
If he’s telling the truth and Adebayor does leave then I have to say I will be pretty fecking annoyed, and not just because I have a ‘Adebayor-25’ kit hanging in my wardrobe at home. I’ve said time and time again that the big man is a crucial part of my team and I don’t want him to go and if he does leave the club then it will be nothing short of a huge loss.
Either way, I refuse to get worked up about this situation until something concrete is announced. I’d advise you to do the same.
Anyway, time to move on now and put the focus on Euro 2008. I asked the question a little while ago whether or not this was the best international tournament ever and after Germany’s amazing 3-2 win over Turkey last night I’m moving ever closer to saying it is.
Seriously, what an amazing game. The Turks – despite their depleted squad – outplayed the Germans for most of the 90 minutes but even so Joachim Loew’s side showed enough quality in front of goal to steal a place in the final.
I did find it quite funny that after Jens Lehmann went on about how he would give his life to make the final he had an absolute shocker. What a character though – I wouldn’t bet against him being the hero in the final either.
The other semi-final sees the hyper-charged and super-fit Russians taking on the pass-and-move merchants Spain. The only Arsenal interest in the match comes in the form of Cesc Fabregas (unless you – stupidly – believe Andreii Arshavin will be an Arsenal player next season) and I think I’d be right to assume that 90% of Arsenal supporters will be right behind the little man.
I won’t be one of them though. Alas, the Russians have stolen my heart in this tournament and a place in the final is nothing less than Guus Hiddink and Co deserve for their positive approach to the game. Not that Spain have been negative, I just think Russia have brought such a fresh approach to the game and I’d like them to be rewarded for it. Until the final where I will of course be cheering on Germany, the team I tipped for the title.
Anyway, that’s all for today. I’ll be crossing my fingers for another goalfest between Russia and Spain and crossing my toes that Adebayor’s agent gets hit by a bus. Only kidding. Or am I?
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