Originally Posted by DLester
That miereles deal is a head scratcher. He was a valuable player who could really help during the long season with multiple competitions.
The Chelsea board I lurk speculated that they are trying to make room to pick up Falcao in January by moving on players who are not part of the long term plan.
Maybe the idea is to accellerate oscar's development by giving him all the minutes Raul would have gotten. But that is putting a lot of pressure on Oscar, who would be shifting to a deeper position than he is used to.
I am still sorting this out tbh. I would have kept him.
Miereles is decent. Don't know why he'd head off to Turkey so early (only 28 or so, right?) Is Fenerbache in the CL?
Would suspect Abramovich would swoop for Falcao after he singlehandedly decimate his team. Torres better start producing the goods or he'll be heading to russia, turkey, or wherever.
Originally Posted by Lionheart Biker
I became an instant fan of him as soon as he stepped out on the pitch for the reds. But then he transferred to Madrid and it seemed that he wanted to be there more than anywhere else.
Some people are commenting that he´s not glad that a lot of his teammates (Casillas, Ramos, etc.) are happy to see Iniesta (a fellow Spaniard and national selection partner of many) win the Best European player award
I've read a ton of rumors today about this. Everything from not wanting to play on the anniversary of his father's death to wanting a contract-for-life at Madrid. Think it's all rather stupid, and if CR7 singlehandedly destroys this season then he's welcome to leave RM.
Possibility of a bust up between he and his fellow Portuguese contingent, particularly Marcelo, for supporting Casillas for PoY over him. Also apparently the disliked Coentrão whispers negatives in his ear. So much crap.
Porto selling to Zenit though... jeez. Complete waste of talent there. Say goodbye to Hulk. Go freeze for half the year in Russia. Completely senile move.