AH, THE January transfer window.
Forget Christmas, wipe New Year from your calendars – the month-long festival of invention, where everyone from Lionel Messi to Pele is linked with every Tom, Dick and Blackburn in the Premier League, is what’s worth celebrating.
Then, after the tabloid press and idiot football bloggers have whipped themselves into a right old frenzy, Stoke’s Jon Walters will go on loan to Wigan or something equally uninspiring and we’ll get on with the season.
The silliness has already begun with a glut of big names after a last hurrah, rising stars and top talents being linked with mid-season moves over the past few weeks, so here is my XI of the players named that I’d most like to see on these shores.
I’ve gone 3-4-3, because defenders are boring, aren’t they? Leave a comment afterwards and let me know who you want to see come to the Premier League.
GK – Akinfeev
DEF – Pepe, Mertesacker, Alves
MID – Beckham, Ronaldinho, Iniesta, Hazard
ATK – Cisse, Dzeko, Hulk