Saturday, January 31, 2009

Transfer News: Charles Insomnia apparently headed to Wigan, Veloso megabid, Faubert to Los Blancos

After only a couple days' commotion, Charles Insomnia... er... In'zomnia... Charles... (pictured to the left fleeing from Andy Carroll) appears to be packing for Wigan after possibly the shortest manager bust-up to transfer in recent memory. £6 million and Ryan Taylor will see the formerly well-loved Newcastle winger off from the rapidly sinking Tyneside club to newer, thicker-striped pastures.

Such obvious loyalty and love of club should endear him to Latics fans immediately.

Bolton has also bid an incredible £14m for one of my favorite players, Sporting's deep-lying playmaker/defensive midfielder/all-around insane midfield talent Miguel Veloso. I'd love to see him in the Premier League, but Bolton? Hold the pen on that one, Miguel.

In La Liga Real Madrid managed to get Julien Faubert on loan as their new right winger. For a fee of €1.5 million, the experienced winger will play for los Merengues until this summer. Earlier, Aaron Lennon, Jermaine Pennant and Antonio Valencia were linked with Real to fill the gap out wide. Faubert joined West Ham in 2007 and featured in 27 games but never managed to find the net.

Updates will continue as news arrives.



  2. Updates updates!
    Would be nice to see more Veloso

  3. veloso is such an awesome all-around player, he's like all my favorite types of player rolled into one. he's got incredibly tenacious man-marking abilities, he'll cover every blade of grass in midfield and tackle out of nowhere, and when he wins the ball he's got an insane eye for the pass, he can spot out and set up a play better than pretty much anyone his age i've seen in a while.

    not to mention he has crazy dead ball skills and can kill you with a free kick from anywhere:

    (sorry it had to be against you guys, i think you still won though)

  4. Bloody hell he's a treath anywhere. Why aren't any of the big clubs after him?
    I mean Bolton? Damn!

  5. he was supposedly a manchester united and arsenal target, but for some reason he's been floating around as a "top prospect" for a year or two now

    if arsenal bought him today they would dominate, hes exactly the thing they need and with all the creative weapons up front for him to exploit his career would explode

  6. god juande ramos is retarded if we don't steamroll real in the cl ill be worried

  7. real has a shitload of good players it's just juande ramos seems to have forgotten hes at REAL MADRID and bids for jermaine pennant/buys players from west ham