With the news that Alex Song is off to Barcelona for a medical tomorrow, then surely this means that the long awaited arrival of Yann M’Vila must now be announced official.
At the beginning of the transfer window it was an open secret that the deal was certain to happen, but suddenly the rumour-mill went dead and we haven’t heard anything until this last week, when the Rennes chairman Frederic de Saint-Serni, said: ‘He has a concrete offer from England.”
This was believed to have been from Tottenham, but today the new Spurs boss Andres Villas-Boas has cast doubt that there is any chance of M’Vila going to White Hart Lane. He said: : “He is an interesting player, but I don’t think he will join Tottenham. He is a rather defensive player.
“We are looking for a more creative player. I won’t lie. There was an interest from us in that player, but now we are looking at different options.”
Now can anyone think of a team that now desperately needs a “rather defensive” midfielder????