Sunday, 25 January 2009

Richards linked with £7m Arsenal move

In the News of the World. I'm pretty sceptical.

Like Michael Johnson, he is contracted until summer 2013. And it's not like we need the money. So what possible reason could we have to sell him? The only explanation would be that he is a disruptive influence in the dressing room and therefore merely having him around is damaging. But I just don't think that's true.

And remember Hughes has spoken in the past of the need to build the team around Academy players.

PS It's worth mentioning a similar story was a Shaun Custis 'Exclusive' in The Sun on Thursday. But the price was £5m and the clubs mentioned were Wigan and Bolton. This is much less plausible than the Arsenal move alleged above, for obvious reasons.


jfell said...

My enjoyment of the Zabs recent goal against Wigan was spoilt as I noticed out of the corner of my eye Richards and Kompany practically walk past each other to congratulate other team mates.

If one of them has to go we all know which one!

JPB said...

Good point. And don't forget Richards ludicrous shoulder charge of Kompany in the Schalke game!