Wednesday, 28 July 2010
The Tottenham offer for Parker was allegedly £7m!
Well bloody hell, no wonder Sullivan rejected the offer out of hand! According to one report on the net, the opening bid from Tottenham was just £7 million! Crikey, although not the greatest fan of Parker, even I would have rejected that offer out of hand!
No wonder Sullivan was able to play Billy Big Balls when the offer was that low, knowing that Villa will be flush with cash after the sale of Milner and Liverpool will be in the market for another midfielder once Mascherano has departed.
As opening gambits go, this Tottenham offer was derisory. Why on earth has Sullivan given it credibility by making his, "I will never betray the fans statement"? It's a bit like me claiming proof of my love for my wife by refusing to trade her for a knackered old camel! (But if anybody has a knackered old camel to trade...)
Sullivan should have ignored the bid completely or said something along the lines of, "Tottenham have made an offer that is utterly derisory. I know 'Arry is in danger of doing time for tax evasion but to compound it by trying to steal one of our players is beneath even him!"
But no, Sullivan has played the superhero because he rejected a joke of an offer. And the consequence? Well, Parker has apparently said he wants to talk to Spurs! Interesting.
I drew a parallel with the sale of Bellamy earlier and do you remember how much Tottenham initially bid for the Welsh whinger? Er £7 million. Like I said earlier, welcome to Groundhog Day!
Posted by Hammersfan at 23:32