Stranger things have happened in football, but this one does seem on the face of it to be up there with Arsenal signing Sebastien `the squid´ Squillaci or Chelsea deciding to give the goal shy Radamel Falcao another season in the Premier League.
With Arsenal fans still clinging to the hope, and seemingly realistic possibility, that Arsene Wenger will sign the fantastic France international star Karim Benzema from Real Madrid before the summer transfer window ends, the news that we have just lost out to north London rivals Tottenham for the transfer of a different striker might come as a shock.
The player in question is the young Cameroon international Clinton N´Jie (no me neither) and he has just signed for the spuds from Lyon in a deal worth around £10-12 million according to the Daily Star. According to the report, this deal would have been done sooner but the Lyon president said that another big Premier League club tried to get in on the act and the paper is saying it was the Gunners.
There are two things (at least) wrong with this picture in my opinion; firstly that I do not see why we would be after an average and relatively unproven young forward in the first place and secondly that if we were, we would surely have beaten the spuds to his signature.
Do you think that Daniel Levy is just trying to cause mischief and is maybe hoping to convince their long suffering fans that he has just done a brilliant piece of transfer business?