Monday, 25 June 2007

Yakety Sax

Who would have thought that Marlon Harewood would turn out to be the hottest of our available properties this summer? Certainly not Nigel Reo-Coker, who must be scratching his head at all the admiring glances being cast in the striker's direction. While our want-away skipper desperately waits for his phone to ring, Harewood seems to have more pursuers than a Benny Hill Show finale. Having being courted by Birmingham, Fulham, Aston Villa, Bolton and Portsmouth, the Mail insists Sven-Goran Eriksson has now added his name to the list. Eriksson is expected to be appointed Manchester City boss within the next 24 hours following the takeover of former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra last Thursday. According to the article, the Swede is a huge admirer of the 27 year old and even considered taking the 'muscular star' to the World Cup as a squad player last year before he was injured. In Eriksson's eyes, Harewood is seen as an "Emile Heskey clone" (fuck me, of all the players you could genetically engineer) and could be partnered with Michael Owen in a new-look strike force if the Swede gets his way. The story is also in The Mirror, where it is claimed City fans expecting a swoop for Barcelona's Javier Saviola or even a late move for Charlton's Darren Bent, will be in for a shock. As Darren Lewis points out- Harewood, despite his honest endeavours for the Hammers last season, scored only four goals.

There is little else in the way of news, save for the fact that The Guardian have become the latest newspaper to include
Carlos Tevez on a list of candidates to replace Thierry Henry at Arsenal. According to the feature, the 23-year-old Argentinian's success in almost 'single-handedly securing the survival of West Ham United' has seen him linked with all of European football's giant clubs, including the Italian champions Internazionale. They say his current market value is £20million. A player worth considerably less (but who probably owes just as much) is Matt Etherington. Reports tonight suggest the troubled winger is close to sealing a £1.5million move to newly promoted Derby. It is said Billy Davies plans to land the flyer when he returns from holiday this week. Lastly, Sky Sports believe West Ham are one of several clubs showing an interest in Le Havre sensation Didier Digard. The 20-year-old would be available for around £1.6million but there is also strong domestic interest from both Paris Saint Germain and Monaco.

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