Transfer Balls: Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool And Arsenal Do The OK Koke For Manchester United Star
TRANSFER Balls: The Daily Express says “Barcelona ready to beat Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool with a summer bid for Koke”.
As ever, the Express aims to get as many big clubs as possible into its story. The aim – the fabled Full House – is to link a player with the top five English clubs.
Footy expert Bruce Archer tells readers:
…reports in Spain say Koke, along with Lars Bender, is Barcelona’s priority for the summer.
With no way to link to his sources, nor even cite them, Archer just moves on. Indeed, he now adds another club to his list:
Under Diego Simeone the 22-year-old has become one of the top midfielders in Europe and Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool were looking at Koke in the summer, but stayed in Madrid with Spanish champions Atletico signing a five-year-deal.
Arsenal never did want Koke. That’s utter balls. The only shock is that Archer fails to link Koke with Manchester City.
Thankfully talkSport chips in with:
So. That’s Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester CIty all linked with a move for Koke.
Of coure, Manchester United already bought the player. As the Daily Express reported in the summer:
United are reportedly willing to meet the player’s £48m release clause – which would make it a £72m double raid for both Koke and Miranda – but may still struggle to agree personal terms.
The Express said Miranda was looking at schools in Manchester. He can’t have liked them because he never signed for United.
Of course, this balls is nothing on Caught Offside, the full-of-balls website that told its readers that Koke was a Manchester United player. :
Such are the facts…