Its been a busy day for transfer news with Fulham FC and Liverpool FC agreeing season long loans for players.
Darren Bent joins Fulham on a season-long loan
The Independent have confirmed that after a season in almost isolation at Aston Villa, Darren Bent has completed his loan move to Fulham. As I mentioned in my preview, Martin Jol, made a similarly shrewd signing last season when buying Dimitar Berbatov from Manchester United and now Fulham look like a side with a potent strikeforce. Bent and Berbatov should complement each other very well and there is now plenty of goals in this side.
Aly Cissokho joins Liverpool on a season-long loan
Brendan Rogers has finally solved his conundrum of strengthening his options at left-back as the Daily Mail confirmed the signing Aly Cissokho from Valencia. He will now provide competition for Jose Enrique for the starting position which should bring the best out of both players. Despite the only name being related to Liverpool and transfer being Luis Suarez, Rogers has managed to add more depth to his squad.
Harry Redknapp confirms the QPR have agreed a fee with Spurs for Scott Parker.
The Daily Mail have published that Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp confirmed in his press conference that the club have made an offer for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, Scott Parker and a fee has been agreed. ‘We’ve made a good offer to Scott. It’s up to him to make his mind up now if he wants to come here, the chairman has agreed a deal with Tottenham. It’s up to Scotty now. Hopefully Scotty will feel the same and come here. We feel this is a club progressing and we’d love him to be part of it here.”
He would be an excellent signing but it’s difficult to know if it’s a good move for the player. He still surely has something to offer at Spurs, despite new signings and it’s also a World Cup season so Parker will surely want to be playing in the Premier League.
Luis Gustavo agrees to join Wolfsburg
It’s turning out to be more of the same for Arsenal as the Telegraph have confirmed that they have failed in their bid to sign Luis Gustavo from Bayern Munich. They had offer over £17 million for the player and had discussed personal terms but it was confirmed today that he has elected to join Wolfsburg. Maybe it was a decision to stay in Germany, but it will still be a blow to Arsenal who are yet to spend any money.