Pacheco Departs Liverpool, Aquilani Nears Exit
Confirmed reports emerging from England are suggesting that Dani Pacheco has been loaned out to Atletico Madrid till 2012. Regarding Alberto Aquilani’s situation, the player’s agent has confirmed that the player is set his heart on a move to AC Milan and talks are expected to progress this week.
THT Verdict: Pacheco shows a lot of promise but has failed to convince Dalglish to feature in his plans to rebuild Liverpool and take them back to being a team worthy of challenging for laurels. Atletico are building a good team in Spain and will surely consider Pacheco a value-add in their squad.
Aquilani’s exit shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. The player’s future was looming away from Anfield and both club and player will be satisfied to see this sorted out.
Coates Headed For Liverpool Medical
Few sources on social networking platforms are reporting that 20 year-old Uruguayan striker Sebastian Coates is headed towards Anfield for a medical after a fee was agreed between Liverpool and Nacional.
THT Verdict: Another brilliant piece of business by Damien Comolli. After receiving much heat for the money spent on Henderson and Downing, Comolli has surely silenced his critics with the signings of Adam, Enrique and now, Coates. The tall, stocky defender has been creating waves ever since the Copa America tournament got over and will surely play a huge role in the upcoming years at Liverpool.
United Receive Gibson Bid
It is reported that Aston Villa have lodged a bid for Manchester United’s Danny Gibson.
THT Verdict: Gibson hasn’t really set pulses racing during his time at Old Trafford. Although United aren’t that heavily stocked in central midfield options yet the Irishmen doesn’t seem to figure in Sir Alex’s plans. Having said that Gibson could turn out to be a very good player at a club where expectations aren’t sky high. Aston Villa have reportedly come out with a 3.5 million bid and that should suit all the parties concerned.
Chelsea Close In on Mexican Starlet
Chelsea are close to signing promising Mexico striker Ulises Davila in a deal that would result in him being loaned to affiliate club Vitesse for a season.
THT Verdict: Likely. There are unconfirmed reports that Chelsea have signed the U20 Mexican player, and he will spend one season with Dutch club, along with Chelsea defender Thomas Kalas. Davila has impressed thus far in his short career and for 2m, he appears to be a good prospect.
Spurs Plan Modric Pay Rise
Reports coming from England are suggesting that Tottenham are looking to hold on to their star midfielder Luka Modric by offering him a pay hike.
THT Verdict: It’s clear that wages are not Modric’s only concern at Tottenham. He is 25 and wants to regularly feature in Champions League and fight for the League title – two things whcih Tottenham cannot provide him presently. How much change an increase in wages would mean, remains to be seen.