Thursday, 22 July 2010
Remy or Cole?
If you believe the rumours, we have bid £13m for Remy and are considering a £14m bid from Stoke for Carlton Cole. But in Avram's shoes, would you trade Carlton for Loic?
I'm not really able to give an informed opinion because I have never seen Remy play. He has been called the new Thierry Henry but then Joe Bugner was the new Henry Cooper, Hick the new Bradman, Kevin Lock the new Bobby Moore and Diamanti the new Paolo Di Canio! History is littered with new Messiahs who never quite live up to their billing. Remy represents a gamble. He is French to start with and has never played in the Prem. If he is really the new Henry, why wasn't he in South Africa and why hasn't Wenger snapped him up?
But what about Cole? The interest in him from the likes of Liverpool, Juve and Tottenham has evaporated. If Stoke are the only club who want him, what does that say about Carlton? I am a long time admirer but even I had to admit that he looked very ordinary over the last quarter of the season. Was his knee still troubling him? That seemed the most probable explanation to me but maybe he is just...well ordinary.
So would you go with Remy or Cole and why? And please, don't refer us to YouTube - I remember the Ilan and Faubert videos!
Posted by Hammersfan at 21:40