Friday, 9 July 2010
Offload Upson to Sunderland and Bring Home Anton.
Good to hear that Grant has offered his public backing to Rob Green and said that he only wants to keep Upson if he is committed to the club. I was not alone, last season, in thinking that Upson was on cruise control for much of the season, pacing himself for the World Cup campaign.
Of course, that all blew up in his face when he was initially overlooked and then showed against Germany why he should never have been selected in the first place. He is a long way away from being a yard dog, but he is just as far away from being a quality international defender.
Slightly above mediocre is enough to make him the best centre half at the club at present, but if Sunderland are really willing to pay £7m for him, then I would let him go. In fact, I would ask for £5m plus Anton - and I reckon Bruce might just go for that.
Who else could we buy for £5m? Dutch, if you read this, have you got any suggestions? It don't take a lot to be a no nonsense centre back does it? If only we had retained Collins, this wouldn't be an issue!
Posted by Hammersfan at 16:38