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Could this be Ade-Bye-Bye?

The rumours have been running for a few days now with a persistency that makes it difficult to ignore them completely. Adebayor is joining Barcelona for a fee somewhere between 17m and 24m the Spanish press would have you believe. Though Adebayor himself claimed a week ago that he was remaining at the club a week in the murky world of football transfers is a long time. Even so the rumours don`t sit well with Wenger`s declared objective of keeping the current squad together.

The latest claims are that Adebayor has texted a couple of unnamed players at the club, probably not Bendtner I suspect, to inform them that he is a Barca player. Milan agent Ernesto Bronzetti says that the deal depends on Barca getting shot of Eto,o , Deco and Ronaldinho.

All of this is wrapped up in the politics at Barcelona where Joan Laporta faces a crucial vote of confidence at the beginning of next month. So are Barcelona just using this pursuit to shore up a flagging presidency?

Adebayor, currently in Togo, is saying little publicly but was quoted yesterday as saying, "Now is not the time to talk. It maybe necessary to say something later". But it also seems just a little curious that the club having supposedly dismissed Milan`s approach has said nothing at all about the growing link with Barca.

Transfer rumours spring up from very little. Clichy was apparently being targeted by two Italian clubs on the same day that he was signing a new contract at the club. The club clearly can`t respond to every bit of transfer tittle-tattle but we may be reaching the point where they owe us an answer on this one sooner rather than later.

Unless it is part of a deal that brings an experienced player in it is virtually impossible to contemplate Arsene countenancing the sale of a player who still has 4 years of his contract to run. He clearly doesn`t have to sell so presumably he would only let him go if he were happy to sell. If he does go then surely it can only be as part of some greater masterplan Gooners would hope.

Adebayor`s departure would be an inconvenience to headline writers though we may very well have exhausted all possible combinations by now. Arshavin might provide some opportunities but probably only of a rather vulgar nature.




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The Journalist

Writer: Amos Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday June 22 2008

Time: 10:19AM

Your Comments

I'm a bit disapointed with this article. I know it is a slow news day but why keep giving credibility to thouse rubbish stories in the papers? after all Ade has come out him self and said he's going nowere, some papers even say that he's going here or there and then later contradict them self in the same article by stating that he is actually not going at all becouse he doe's not want to go and the club doe's not want to sell.
Armory
I'm a bit disapointed with this article. I know it is a slow news day but why keep giving credibility to thouse rubbish stories in the papers? after all Ade has come out him self and said he's going nowere, some papers even say that he's going here or there and then later contradict them self in the same article by stating that he is actually not going at all becouse he doe's not want to go and the club doe's not want to sell.
Armory
If quotes are to be believed Armoury then you have to take into account more recent quotes attributed to Ade in which he says a move could happen. It's easy to cling to the quotes that makes you feel better but ultimately we don't know which are true and which aren't. One thing is for sure, with every passing day I become more and more positive that Adebayor will not be an Arsenal player next season. Which will be highly disapointing after all his chest beating and badge thumping ..... but it's something we've seen before from Ade's hero. Who does he play for again?
Rocky7
If quotes are to be believed Armoury then you have to take into account more recent quotes attributed to Ade in which he says a move could happen. It's easy to cling to the quotes that makes you feel better but ultimately we don't know which are true and which aren't. One thing is for sure, with every passing day I become more and more positive that Adebayor will not be an Arsenal player next season. Which will be highly disapointing after all his chest beating and badge thumping ..... but it's something we've seen before from Ade's hero. Who does he play for again?
Rocky7
If you can get anywhere near 20 million for him you would be beter off selling. I am sure Wenger will have a much cheaper option that will be able to fill his boots no problem.
dazza71
If you can get anywhere near 20 million for him you would be beter off selling. I am sure Wenger will have a much cheaper option that will be able to fill his boots no problem.
dazza71
It doesn't give anymore credibility to the rumours than already exists. Ade has said different things at different times. There may be something or nothing in all this but what's to fear by acknowledging the story? It may well be rubbish it may not. Much the same stance was taken last season when the Henry rumours were in their early stages.
Amos.
It doesn't give anymore credibility to the rumours than already exists. Ade has said different things at different times. There may be something or nothing in all this but what's to fear by acknowledging the story? It may well be rubbish it may not. Much the same stance was taken last season when the Henry rumours were in their early stages.
Amos.
Amos is correct. When you get stories like Clichy to Roma or Wenger to France then you can ignore them, but you can only ignore these stories for a certain amount of time before they gain more credibility. Wenger usually has a sly dig at these rumours, but after telling Milan he aint for sale he has done no such thing to Barcelona (that we are aware of, but why make one public but not the other). One thing is for sure is that whereas as AW has had his hand forced in the past, he seems to hold all the cards on this one .... he can make the "big" clubs work for him for a change!
Rocky7
Amos is correct. When you get stories like Clichy to Roma or Wenger to France then you can ignore them, but you can only ignore these stories for a certain amount of time before they gain more credibility. Wenger usually has a sly dig at these rumours, but after telling Milan he aint for sale he has done no such thing to Barcelona (that we are aware of, but why make one public but not the other). One thing is for sure is that whereas as AW has had his hand forced in the past, he seems to hold all the cards on this one .... he can make the "big" clubs work for him for a change!
Rocky7
I wonder what the ratio is of transfer speculation stories to actual transfers?
Gooner_Vin
I wonder what the ratio is of transfer speculation stories to actual transfers?
Gooner_Vin
According to the Newspaper Transfer Rumours web site 18.7655% of rumours are accurate!
Amos.
According to the Newspaper Transfer Rumours web site 18.7655% of rumours are accurate!
Amos.
Ok that confirms it, Amos knows every statistic in the history of the world ever!!
Rocky7
Ok that confirms it, Amos knows every statistic in the history of the world ever!!
Rocky7
That's statistically impossible Rocky!
Amos.
That's statistically impossible Rocky!
Amos.
Amos is the stats king lol
Lou the Gunneress
Amos is the stats king lol
Lou the Gunneress
20 million + Thierry Henry - seal it..
luckys_10
20 million + Thierry Henry - seal it..
luckys_10
everyone knows his deire to play for barcelona - he and theirry were great friends and im sure he would love to play with titi again. ive said time and time again we can find better players to replace the offside king with
D4NNYT
everyone knows his deire to play for barcelona - he and theirry were great friends and im sure he would love to play with titi again. ive said time and time again we can find better players to replace the offside king with
D4NNYT
i have to agree with D4NNYT on this one. i know that he scored a hell of a lot of goals last season, but with the chances we create from midfield, a drogba, torres, villa or etoo would have bagged at least another 10 goals in the season. the champions league game against liverpool summed it up for me. torres had two shots on target and scored both, and put us to the sword. ade has missed some sitters. i hope we cash in on him. he is too big for his boots. players these days dont know the tradition of this marvellous club. they take it for granted.
triceratops
i have to agree with D4NNYT on this one. i know that he scored a hell of a lot of goals last season, but with the chances we create from midfield, a drogba, torres, villa or etoo would have bagged at least another 10 goals in the season. the champions league game against liverpool summed it up for me. torres had two shots on target and scored both, and put us to the sword. ade has missed some sitters. i hope we cash in on him. he is too big for his boots. players these days dont know the tradition of this marvellous club. they take it for granted.
triceratops
well you always have been a SELLING club - henry, pires, reyes, viera, etc sell sell sell thats how you win things big club BS
chinaman123
well you always have been a SELLING club - henry, pires, reyes, viera, etc sell sell sell thats how you win things big club BS
chinaman123
Whats the spanish for "Offside" And "There goes another great chance" Glad to see the back of him!!
vavavoom14
Whats the spanish for "Offside" And "There goes another great chance" Glad to see the back of him!!
vavavoom14
Chinman - You show me one player who has left our club who has gone on to better things ....... I'll save you some time .... there isn't any because Wenger knows when to get rid of a player.
Rocky7
Chinman - You show me one player who has left our club who has gone on to better things ....... I'll save you some time .... there isn't any because Wenger knows when to get rid of a player.
Rocky7
Stupid chinaman from stupid chinatown
vavavoom14
Stupid chinaman from stupid chinatown
vavavoom14
Is it just me, the two "123" guys sound like the same person. 123spurs (or spurs123? whatever) and this chinaman123 guy. Just as childish.
Lou the Gunneress
Is it just me, the two "123" guys sound like the same person. 123spurs (or spurs123? whatever) and this chinaman123 guy. Just as childish.
Lou the Gunneress
Btw did anyone else laugh when Wolfsburg are reportedly coming in for Hleb, with Volkswagon who backs the club helping with funding? Their coach managed Hleb at Stuttgart before, so it's not really impossible for Hleb to rejoin them. That's a pretty quiet peaceful lovely little town with great gelato isn't it?
Lou the Gunneress
Btw did anyone else laugh when Wolfsburg are reportedly coming in for Hleb, with Volkswagon who backs the club helping with funding? Their coach managed Hleb at Stuttgart before, so it's not really impossible for Hleb to rejoin them. That's a pretty quiet peaceful lovely little town with great gelato isn't it?
Lou the Gunneress
ok rocky ill tell you a player reyes and campbell, both have won medals this year!
chinaman123
ok rocky ill tell you a player reyes and campbell, both have won medals this year!
chinaman123
Reyes sat the bench this year, but he did win a metal last year.
gunnerkid107
Reyes sat the bench this year, but he did win a metal last year.
gunnerkid107
actually didnt pires win a cup too? if you think about it its not hard to be better then nothing
chinaman123
actually didnt pires win a cup too? if you think about it its not hard to be better then nothing
chinaman123
sorry i was thinking of viera he has won 2 league medals in a row if he had stayed he would be like the rest of your squad no medals
chinaman123
sorry i was thinking of viera he has won 2 league medals in a row if he had stayed he would be like the rest of your squad no medals
chinaman123
Yes players that leave Arsenal sometimes win metals because they are on teams that have a lot of quality around them, but when they leave they never preform to the level they had at Arsenal.
gunnerkid107
Yes players that leave Arsenal sometimes win metals because they are on teams that have a lot of quality around them, but when they leave they never preform to the level they had at Arsenal.
gunnerkid107
And thats why Campell left spuds chinaman, to win medals as will Berbatov and Bale and Woodgate and Keane etc etc.
Armory
And thats why Campell left spuds chinaman, to win medals as will Berbatov and Bale and Woodgate and Keane etc etc.
Armory
Campbell won a medal last year certainly, but then again so did Robbie Keane .... but if Adebayor went to Spurs do you think anyone in the world would say he's moved on to bigger and better things? Other clubs who aren't considered to be big win medals, but ultimately they won't enjoy the sucess and prestige they would have had had they stayed.
Rocky7
Campbell won a medal last year certainly, but then again so did Robbie Keane .... but if Adebayor went to Spurs do you think anyone in the world would say he's moved on to bigger and better things? Other clubs who aren't considered to be big win medals, but ultimately they won't enjoy the sucess and prestige they would have had had they stayed.
Rocky7
i think if its on soccernet, theres 60% truth to it, or even more, so he may just leave, maybe a swap for deco + money? or just the money then swoop for villa or even arshavin?
carefreeblue
i think if its on soccernet, theres 60% truth to it, or even more, so he may just leave, maybe a swap for deco + money? or just the money then swoop for villa or even arshavin?
carefreeblue
These rumours have gone on far too long for them to be ignored. Of course, we did see the same level of rumours with Henry & Vieira in the seasons before they left, so its tough to say. In this case, Wenger holds the cards, and if he thinks the deal is too good to pass by,then so be it. I will be concerned though, if we lose 3 1st team players in one summer.
prits
These rumours have gone on far too long for them to be ignored. Of course, we did see the same level of rumours with Henry & Vieira in the seasons before they left, so its tough to say. In this case, Wenger holds the cards, and if he thinks the deal is too good to pass by,then so be it. I will be concerned though, if we lose 3 1st team players in one summer.
prits
I just hope AW is not contemplating that utter waste of space Eto'o.
julieloveshenry4ever
I just hope AW is not contemplating that utter waste of space Eto'o.
julieloveshenry4ever
I reckon Barca want to chuck Eto'o in the deal but Arsene won't have any of it. From what i've read they value him higher than Ade!!!
MrArsenal
I reckon Barca want to chuck Eto'o in the deal but Arsene won't have any of it. From what i've read they value him higher than Ade!!!
MrArsenal
For people on this thread contending Ade is wasteful, 30 goals from 104 shots. That's amuch better conversion ratio than Santa Cruz and much,much better than Ronaldo's. Only Torres was more economical in front of goal last season. Don't believe the hype, watch the game for yourself.
Little Dutch
For people on this thread contending Ade is wasteful, 30 goals from 104 shots. That's amuch better conversion ratio than Santa Cruz and much,much better than Ronaldo's. Only Torres was more economical in front of goal last season. Don't believe the hype, watch the game for yourself.
Little Dutch
IF THIS ADE STORY IS TRUE: I think you're all assuming that Arsene is choosing to sell Ade whereas it may be that Ade has made it clear to Arsene he wants to leave, and so Arsene's trying to get the best deal he can out of it. IF--if!--all this is true, this small core of players that Arsene has brought in certainly are a bunch of scumbags to treat the manager like this. Flam, Hleb, Ade....and now what are these stories about RVP?
jaelle
IF THIS ADE STORY IS TRUE: I think you're all assuming that Arsene is choosing to sell Ade whereas it may be that Ade has made it clear to Arsene he wants to leave, and so Arsene's trying to get the best deal he can out of it. IF--if!--all this is true, this small core of players that Arsene has brought in certainly are a bunch of scumbags to treat the manager like this. Flam, Hleb, Ade....and now what are these stories about RVP?
jaelle
 

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