The summer transfer window is now shut until January and after its usual last minute wheeling and dealings . We take a look at some of the controversial signings that were made in the last few hours and days of the summer transfer window.
Considering all the players Arsenal were linked to, Falcao, Reus, Cavani, etc, I’m not sure this is exactly what the Arsenal faithful were wanting or expecting. It seems a bit of a panic buy to be honest, people will always point to his goal record, but he has to be fair been played out wide for most of his United career. With such players like Rooney and RVP ahead in the peaking order, it is not exactly surprising. Coincidently this does have reminiscence of the Daniel Sturridge to Liverpool transfer and we are aware how successful that was.
He’s a good player, don’t get me wrong, however, we all know Chelsea’s summer recruit Diego Costa is the number 1 striker. Some would say Remy would be better off signing for a different club to guarantee first team football, yet if he is happy being second to Costa, then so be it, and I’m sure he will score goals when given the chance. Of course, there will be starts for him, obviously not as many as he could have had elsewhere. On that note it is important to remember Chelsea play roughly 60 games in a season and Costa who is slightly injury prone, will definitely not be playing every game.
Liverpool were undoubtedly in desperate need of a striker after the departure of Luis Suarez, and let’s face it Mario is in desperate need of proving himself as a truly class player. To have the potential and gift he has, to be remembered as some nutter who sets fireworks off and goes toe to toe to with team mates and managers isn’t what players want to be remembered for. No one at Liverpool is asking him to be an angel but if he can find the balance of enjoying football without being extreme, it could be a perfect.
Both Falcao and Di Maria are world class signings. But United’s defence needs to be stronger if they are to become the team they used to be. As of now, the league is beyond them and maybe top 4 is too. Do not get me wrong Falcao is one the best strikers in the world, no doubt about that, but what Man United desperately needed was a boss in midfield and defence. I thought players Like Joao Moutinho or William Carvalho would have been signed to address the midfield options and players like Hummels to address the defence issues.