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Transfer Balls: Arsenal ‘Sell’ Higuain To Liverpool

by | 1st, October 2014

TRANSFER Balls: a look at rumours and drivel reported as fact by the mainstream media. Today the Mirror wonders if Gonzalo Higuain is heading to Liverpool.

As ever with the Mirror, it’s a question of sport:


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In the old days, when journalists reported fact, the Mirror would ahve been expected to provied answers. But now it simply garners hits by creating questions witha  football team element.

The story is:

Gunning for Gonzalo – Liverpool are weighing up a £30million bid for Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain, according to the Express.

The Mirror doesn’t bother to check the varacity of the Express’ quotidian Balls. It provides no link to allow readers to check the Express, which reports:

Argentina international Higuain is reportedly unsettled at the Serie A side as the pressure mounts on Rafa Benitez following a poor run of form, and Brendan Rodgers is keen to bring the ex-Real Madrid forward to Anfield in a deal worth over £30million.

Number of reports linked and named: nil.

Number of words from Brendan Rodgers: nil.

To put the tinm lid on the balls, the Mirror notes:

Arsenal had previously shown an interest in Higuain but are unlikely to make a bid after the signing of Danny Welbeck.

Or as the Sun put it:


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Higuain plays for Napoli.

Such are the facts.

Posted: 1st, October 2014 | In: Arsenal, Liverpool, Sports Comment (1) | TrackBack | Permalink