Bolton Tell Arsenal To F*ck Off: Gary Cahill Should Make A Note Of The Words
Bolton chairman Phil Gartside retweets a message for Arsenal to “fuck off”.
Given the facts that £6million is lots of money – at least to a journalist – and that Cahill is in the final year of his contract and can at its end leave on a free transfer, Gartside shows just how far removed from reality football is.
For his part, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says:
“That number is completely wrong. If Gartside can say I am lying I am ready to confront him.. You can believe Gartside or you can believe me. It’s not right. It’s not the truth. The truth is that we never speak about our negotiations. If a club doesn’t want to sell a player it can keep him. When we sign a player we come out here and tell you and keep the price a secret. If you ask do I want to buy your house and you are not happy with the price you say no, that’s it. Why should you feel insulted? I don’t understand. If the player is not for sale they can keep him. I don’t understand the problem. If we want to buy the player we buy the player. I do not have to explain for how much.”
And that’s it. Or as Gartside said once before:
“I have been against wage capping in the past but it has come to the point now where we have to look seriously at it. When Manchester City go out and spend £30m on a player and then pay him whatever he wants as a salary, then that raises the bar for us next time we go into the transfer market. We have to look to see whether we can bring in a system of wage capping, perhaps like they have in American football or Aussie Rules.”
Gary Cahill may have two words in reply to that, Phil…