It never made much sense to me, this Thierry Henry-loan-to-Arsenal thing.
I know it made some sense last year, as Gunners needed some extra cover during a furiously busy spell, and Henry longed for his lost love and to reignite his mutual man-crush on Arsenal boss and fellow Frenchman Arsene Wenger.
And it did happen that Henry scored a memorable goal and assisted in the cause around the Emirates, so all lived happily ever after.
But Henry is a year older. Gunners’ need of the moment doesn’t seem as fierce.
And as I keep saying, “What do the Red Bulls get from all this?” The Major League Soccer club does, after all, hold the man’s contract. As such, they have significant stakes in the game here.
Apparently, Wenger feels the same way now. Or, he says to, at least.
Yet this summer has been an incredible one for transfers, with so many Premier League teams leading the way in business, that names like Sadio Mane, Michy Batshuayi, Nico Gaitan, and Nolito miss out list (and they are just the tip of the iceberg).
Here’s our Top Ten so far
10. Mario Gotze, Bayern Munich –> Borussia Dortmund
Will a return “home” do the trick for the World Cup clinching attacker?
Pogba, 23, left Manchester United for Juventus in 2012 after the Old Trafford club didn’t meet his contractual demands, infuriating then-manager Alex Ferguson.
His play at Juventus proved his caliber, and new boss Jose Mourinho has been adamant that United needed to acquire the midfielder.
Hints that Real Madrid — who loooooves to break transfer records — had edged back into the race have been squashed, though we’ve learned anything can happen when United and Real are involved in a transfer (See: De Gea, Beckham, Ronaldo).
BREAKING: Paul Pogba has passed his Manchester United medical. [Mundo Deportivo]