Sao Paulo have been forced to drop out of a move for Auckland City stopper Jacob Spoonley in the wake of recent crowd troubles. Nick Wheel’s and his team have been placed under a transfer ban as part of a package of punishments and sanctions by the Top100 FA. It’s thought that Nick’s appearance at the FA hearing made matters worse as he threatened the panel of investigators that they were on a knife’s edge if they carried out the proposed punishment, then proceeded to tell the lead investigator to fork off.
Top100 Gossip Edition 5
Stuttgart are on the lookout for 2 new players, a defensive midfielder and a new goalkeeper. Unfortunately due to overspending at the Porsche and Mercedes garages using the clubs transfer kitty, Feargal can only now afford one of them. It remains to be seen which will take priority.
Foster Sels is the rumour coming out of Liege, with talk of star goalkeeper Matz Sels being linked with a host of clubs including Club Brugge, Hamburger, AC Milan, Sevilla, Twente and the afore mentioned Stuttgart. At present only Stuttgart have made a concrete offer of a 2 for 1, with Foster thought to be on the fence about accepting the excellent bid. Massimo Bruno is also thought to be close to leaving after an offer from Aston Villa. A player plus cash deal has been mooted for the young versatile Belgian prodigy. Jorge Rojas, Matthew Leckie, Lukas Hinterseer and Luciano Acosta are also thought to be available for transfer.
Alongside Rahul’s public appeal to Foster and Massimo Bruno, Villa have also expressed an interest in bring Marten De Roon to Birmingham. The Atlanta midfielder would slide into the Aston Villa midfield, with Pablo Hernandez expected to make De Roon by leaving. Terrible.
Superstar striker Gonzalo Higuaín could be on the move from Napoli. His impending rise following a real life move to Juventus has had a negative effect on the rest of the squad and Gli Azzuri chief Rob Ryan is seeking more balance to his side. Expect plenty of offers to be forthcoming from sides such as the Manchester clubs, Wolfsburg, Bayern Munich and Italian rivals Juventus.
Spurs midfielder Mesut Ozil is the subject of a transfer tug of war between English rivals Arsenal and Liverpool. 4 goals and 7 assists in 14 games could make a huge difference in both Gino Kinnear’s and Michael Bowes push for the top four.
Other transfer news at the Emirates involves a potential trade involving Olivier Giroud and wonderkid Max Meyer as Bowes looks for an AM RLC. Arsenal are really pushing to bottom out a deal. It’s shit or bust over in North London.
Right back at the bottom of the league is an ongoing issue for West Brom manager Mark Deadman, who is willing to use Jonathan Biabiany in a deal for a RB or DML 85 rated plus and younger than 27 years old. Mark is desperate for some defensive cover in an attempt to stop haemorrhaging goals as he props up the rest of Top100.
A new winger is the medicine required over at Atletico Madrid. The Doctor is keen to upgrade his final third options by offering Jackson Martinez, Raul Garcia and Nani for the right player in his bid to move up the table and stave off the relegation threat.
Greg Bilboa is looking to offload Costel Pantillimon and Vladislav Ignatyev, but with no interest in sight, it looks like Greg’s stuck paying for them to get a great Malaga tan. Bids have also been received for Taras Stepanenko and Sergi Darder, but the Malaga chief is likely to cling onto them as much as he clings onto his final few hairs on his head.