Monday, August 31, 2009

The Final day of the Transfer Window

A lot of things have happened this season for both the toffees and the red devils. The toffees have lost their priced defender in Lescott, which is good piece of business for them except for the time at which it happened, the toffees have lost lot of transfer time and the targets are minimum although their evaluation of the player made him the third most costliest defender, they are only unable to replace him with a younger player who fit the bill, however have to settle for Distin who is on the wrong side of 30. However having cost only 5m pounds moyes has made good business in getting 24m on him of which 2m is due to his former club Wolves that leaves with quite a good amount in the kitty. Moyes wasting no time spent 5.3m to bring distin here and splashed 10m on the Russian Bilyaletdinov (No its not a tongue-twister, and he prefers 'billy'). This signing however excites me because of his creativity and technique, it all depends on how well he settles down at the goodison park, mind you it was moyes way back in 2006 when he bid for an unknown figure Arshavein only for the club to turn it down due to the bid falling short their evaluation of the player. Few years from then he is a football genius and fans claim he is the second best signing of Arsene after Henry. However moyes claims to be close to couple of more deals and has no intention of throwing away the check book yet....

On the contrary the red devils have lost 'one' of their star players in Ronaldo and honestly i dont think tevez's five league goals is going to be hard to replace. However Ronaldo's departure came in late june giving ample time to spend the ridiculous word record transfer fee of 80m, but so far Sir Alex had restrained himself to buy Antonio Valencia for 17m( I reckon it's a good buy judging by what i've seen till now), Gabriel Obertan for 3m and Micheal Owen on a free(wow). However, Fergie has seen his targets fall through purely because of their ridiculous fee. Fergie has now claimed to have put away his cheque-book, however in his case he does have a strong enough squad with a lot of potential so you cant really fault him for his decision. I am excited about this season for the big four's spot look more vulnerable than ever with all of them having either lost a key player or have an aging squad.