Dybala, Lukaku, Zaha - Transfer deadline day 2019 is big on vowels
Football : Jim Whites big day is here again, and this time it looks pretty tasty
So we go into the final day of the transfer window with some big questions unanswered, namely;
Where will Wilf Zaha end up? This seems like Palace holding out for what they perceive as ‘market value’ but that doesn’t really exist as the market is not led by typical forces of supply and demand. Rather simply, what a team demands as recompense for a player. For example, Leicester did not want to sell Maguire so slapped a silly price tag on him… Man U wanted him so much they paid it. So is Zaha worth MORE than him? Up to the buying club to decide really.
Will Paulo Dybala go to Spurs? This seemed totally pie in the sky stuff but that man Levy seems to have done some magic. A staggering amount of fans on Twitter are unaware that players lend their likeness to the clubs and in turn the Premier League, Champions League etc in return for money. This seems to be the major sticking point for Spurs, if it comes off it will be on of the all time shock moves.
Why are Inter paying so much for Lukaku? Answer : They must really want him. He will score plenty in Italy so probably will justify the tag. Doesn’t seem that long ago that we saw him and Pogba bromancing at a Los Angeles swimming pool after he signed for Man U. How times have changed from that Instagram fest.
Other big name deals include David Luiz, who apparently is just not on the same wavelength as Frank Lampard.
Eriksen will likely leave Spurs before the European window now, the Dybala thing shows their intent and once you have crossed Pochettino there is no way back, although he should leave with good wishes as he has not made any trouble and has been respectful.
There may well be some real left field signings for the mid tier clubs and a lot of people you would never have heard of below.
A quick word on Gary Cahill moving to Crystal Palace on a free, at 33. One of the moves of the window in my opinion. He is physically gifted and would have done a decent job at Arsenal, Everton, or Manchester United amongst others. 2 years of his experience would have done wonders for any of those clubs.