At least Wimbledon has given us Arsenal fans a distraction from (the lack of) possible transfer dealings we may be involved in. I suppose Andy Murray is British now then?
Anyway, now that’s over, the longest transfer deal that ever was (or TLTDTEW for short) is still bumbling on. Some reports are saying that Real Madrid are “digging their heels in” over the transfer fee, others are reporting that we’ve agreed a £23 million deal for him, with others claiming that Higuain has flow out to London to complete the transfer.
But most of those reports are a few days old now, and nothing has been heard since.
Sid Lowe, the man in the know is Spain, has said that a deal could have happened by Thursday. But that day has come and gone.
So what is actually going on?
Was a deal finalised weeks ago when all the rumours started and we’re just dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s? Are Arsenal being tight-fisted once again and trying to get Higuain as cheap as possible? Are Real Madrid being b*stards and trying to squeeze a few more million from us?
Or worst, is the deal dead in the water?
The more TLTDTEW drags on, the more worried Arsenal fans are getting. Maybe, a deal will be made official on Monday. Or maybe we’ll be waiting around for “news” again.
We’ve heard from everyone apart from the most important people involved in the deal. We’ve heard from Higuain’s father, brother, grandmother and even his dog, but nothing from him, Arsenal or Real Madrid (which I suppose isn’t surprising).
There have been fake pictures of Higuain at London airports, reports of Higuain training with Real Madrid – I’ve never heard and seen so much about a deal that hasn’t been completed yet.
Despite all the varying reports and news about Higuain coming to Arsenal, for some strange reason I had geared myself up for some big news to come out on Friday, but it never came. Maybe I should cut myself off from the world and save myself the pain and suffering.