Good Wednesday morning, and a happy hump day to you. It's getting to be crunch time in the transfer market. Preseason training has started and it's important for players on the move to get in and get settled with their new clubs. Chemistry is important. So expect a bit more substantial transfer news this week.
Modric Set To Tell Levy He Wants Out-Sky Sports
Perhaps I thought that It couldn't be true. Perhaps I thought it was a money issue, Luka is seriously underpaid considering his value. I just never thought it would come to this It's heartbreaking, really.
Pav Rubishes Russian Return Rumors-The Sun
Nice to see some loyalty from our Eastern European players. Not calling out one particular person, one particular slightly built person who stole my heart then smashed it into a million pieces.
Krancjar Furious Over Spurs Transfer Demands-Daily Mirror
This sounds astounding. Spurs are, according to this one article, demanding 12 million for Niko. Shocking because that's probably closer to his actual worth than the other reports of 5-6 million. But I mean really, this is one of our players on the move docket that should have been sold already. He is by far the easiest sell to other clubs, he is young talented and valued at much less than his actual worth. The decision to sell was made months ago so why is he still here?
What's happening around SB Nation after the jump
A Look At football's Gender Gap-SB Nation Soccer
Andi Thomas suggests a game of mixed gender football, 5 of each gender per side. I find this to be odd in every way. If men and women can and should play together as equals (as we can all agree they are) then it should be the best player plays regardless of gender. I think there more than a few ladies who can hang with the men. Just one humble male feminist's opinion.
Welcome SB Nation's New Real Madrid Blog- SB Nation Soccer
This was a long time coming, so don't be a silly goose, head over and say welcome to our new friends.
Can Malaga Challenge Barca's Supremacy?-Barca Blaugranes
No, no they cannot, but Malaga's heavy spending does add some nice spice to the paella that is La Liga.
Martin Jol Looks To Land Barcelona Winger-Cottagers Confidential
I yearn for the return of Martin Jol. Harry Redknapp has become something like a caricature of himself to me. Also I like managers who make signings.