Since Myles Palmer posted an article about Campbell going for Â£8 million to Fenerbahce the rumour mill has been going in overdrive!
The only real proof offered is that of a Fenerbahce website which is NOT official, but just a Fenerbahce fansite.
When I first heard the news I was pretty shocked, for several reasons. First of which why on earth would Sol Campbell go to Turkey? I personally don’t think he’d want to move there of all places!
Secondly, my understanding of Henry staying was that Arsenal would try and keep Bobby, Cole and Sol for experience next season. Off loading Sol seems unlikely, especially since Arsene Wenger has been supportive of him throughout the season.
And why would a team spend Â£8 million on a 31 year old defender?
Also it appears that official Fenerbahce website has nothing on the matter at all.
I’ve also had an e-mail from people telling me that Five Live have confirmed that this is a wind up! If anyone could actually confirm this then that would be helpful!
In all honesty I find this story very hard to believe!
The only real source has been from the EuroSport website, which says Campbell is off to Fener for 12m Euros. But the key sentence in the article states:
‘According to French media…’
Well we know what the Spanish media are like, and why would French media have the inside scoop on an Arsenal player going to a Turkish club.
It seems all too fishy to me!
But of course, if Arsene has lined up Davies and Thuram then it would make sense. And we know when Arsenal buy players there is usually not time to speculate – the deal gets done and quick!
We’ll probably know more in the morning.