As the British summer reverts to form and deludes us all with the wet stuff, there has been a serious lack of transfer activity, despite constant rumours involving a dozen or so players. Apart from the Andy Carroll signing, the only other additions to the squad have been goalkeeper Adrian and defender Razvan Rat. There was talk a month or so ago of a big clear out, but so far only Gary O’Neil has departed, and even he was offered a new contract only to turn it down.
Big Sam reckons that we only need one more signing (a striker) to make the team complete, and as I mentioned above, we have been linked with all and sundry. It seems that we nearly signed Marko Arnautovic, the Werder Bremen striker, who, if Jack Sullivan’s tweets are to be believed, opted for a Spanish club instead. My current favourite option is still Loic Remy, and Harry Redknapp recently hinted that he would consider sending him out on loan for a couple of million a year. The only worry is the impending court case that Remy faces that could conceivably end with a spot of porridge.
As time ticks on it is clear that Sam has quite a few irons in the fire, and despite the lack of any recent additions, I fully expect Sam to get his man eventually. Who that that might be is probably a job for the Wheel of Fortune.