Seeing as Sky Italy reports should be taken with a grain of salt and Tancredi Palmeri reports should be taken with a grain of salt, take this supposed Sky Italy report tweeted out by Tancredi Palmeri with an entire damn salt mine. Having listed that caveat, here goes: Long coveted Tottenham Hotspur target Leandro Damiao is the subject of a possible big-ass bid from Southampton.
Southampton have bid 20m € for Leandro Damiao, according to Sky Italy. Meeting set in next days— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) June 28, 2013
Well, I can't imagine that will make Rickie Lambert and Jay Rodriguez very happy. Emmanuel Mayuka's not bad either, though he's a striker/winger tweener. I know Southampton have money and ambition, but striker's the least of their problems.
Anyway, I think we'll all be a bit annoyed if we spend all this time courting Damiao and he ends up scoring 20 goals for a mid-table side. Or maybe you've all moved on to the 'whatever, Damiao can piss off to Southampton' stage of grief? Anyway, if we pay €12m for David Villa and Southampton get Damiao for €20m, I'm going to be pissed.