It didn’t take long to finalize the capture of the 23 year old Antonio Valencia. The Ecuadorian has signed at Old Trafford. No transfer fee has been disclosed, but Wigan is said to have captured £18m for the international who pledge his trade two years in the shadow of the Theatre of Dreams.
There is no doubt that Valencia will fit our game the only question is will he be a fixture in the starting 11 from Day 1. He is raving to play in the squad though:
Playing in front of 76,000 fans alongside players like Wayne Rooney, Rio Ferdinand and Ryan Giggs will be an amazing experience. I can’t wait to get started.
Benzema continues to be linked with a move to Old Trafford as well and there have been rumours that a Lyon player has said it was only a matter of days anymore, but these rumours were denied shortly after. Thing is that Fergie in France is, not too far from Lyon actually but according to Benzema’s agent the 21 year old French international would prefer to stay one more year in France. Apparently playing in France would improve his chances to be selected for the World Cup. As if playing week in week out in the Prem wouldn’t give him enough of attention. I think there’s something I don’t understand here, unless Lyon and his agent are playing a smart game to raise the price, with Arsenal and Real Madrid also interested in the French international.
In other news the Portuguese glamour boy has finalized his move to… Galacticos II ? It is sad to see the winger go after 6 wonderful years at MU, but we all knew it would happen at some point and to be honest, no matter how much I have defended him and expected him to stay at least one more year, peace may return to Carrington and OT.
We have enjoyed a wonderful time with CR7, he was a worthy 7 and has been a pillar of our successful last 3 seasons. Thank you for what you’ve done for us, CR7. Now go fail at the Bernabeu ((Remember how many trophies Galacticos I have won? ;) ))