Football is a crazy game, and when our unbeaten Premiership Champions lifted the trophy in 2004 after beating Leicester City at Highbury if someone said Reyes would be going to Real, Cole to Chelsea and Vieira to United I would have laughed!
But in the next 4 weeks all these transfers could be reality.
Cashley has almost certainly joined the Russians unless something amazing happens. Cole has been hell bent on p*ssing everyone off at Arsenal and he’s succeeded. Well done.
And Myles reports that Cole did arrive to pre-season training, but stormed out after only an hour of talks with Double D.
Jose Antonio Reyes has (as always) been linked strongly with Real Madrid, and this morning has seemingly kept his options open on moving to Spain. We know he’s not adapted to life in England as he would have liked, but Arsene Wenger will have the last say in whether he goes or leaves.
And then we come to our previous captain.
Patrick Vieira has been trying to jump ship at Juventus, like most of his team-mates, and because a move to Inter Milan seems to have stalled he’s almost asked United to come and get him by saying “Everyone wants to play for a club like Manchester United…”
Football is really a crazy game…