Sunday, 5 April 2009
Is Wigan's Zaki The Answer?
Steve Bruce would say, "If he is, then it must be a bloody stupid question" but the guy hasn't become a bad player since Christmas. He certainly will not be staying at Wigan, that's for sure! He and Bruce seem to get on as well as Bush and Bin Laden and his no show after this week's international is surely the final nail in his Wigan coffin. Will any of the big boys want him? I doubt it now. His goals have dried up and he has a bad boy reputation into the bargain. As toxic as a take away meal in Cairo some will say.
But the fact is, the guy can play a bit. He is big, strong, can head the ball and, when his tail is up, can hit the back of the net. I liked what I saw before he fell out with Bruce and I fancy Zola would have the man management skills to make him feel special and loved. So, if he is available at a price in the region of £5m, I would say he was worth the gamble.