November 17, 2012
I can barely type this with a straight face.
Shaun Custis of The Sun would have you believe that Arsenal are about to bid Theo Walcott and £8m for Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling.
So, given that Walcott is available for free in the Summer, that would be just the £8m then? Liverpool can have the Arsenal winger in the Summer, and they’re not going to give up Sterling to get him.
So, just so that we’re all on the same page, that’s Liverpool selling one of their most talented players in a generation for £8m – or, half a Jordan Henderson in Dalglish money. I’m not sure many people are going to buy that.
Honestly, I don’t know how Custis even had the balls to pass that to his sub-editors. He clearly sat down at his desk late last night, realised he had nothing to actually published, and tossed off a fictitious transfer story about a trending player. Very…cynical. How very fortunate that it involves two well-supported clubs and will likely generate a lot of traffic on The Sun’s website.