Espanyol Transfer UpdateBy: Mando | March 10th, 2012
Vladimir Weiss has opened eyes in Spain to the generous talent that the Slovakian play-maker has. He has in short been a revelation running from the wings in the Espanyol attack. Mauricio Pochettino would love to get the kid for another year, but since he is on-loan from Manchester City and it is becoming more and more unlikely that in such a crowded attack at the Etihad Stadium that even a talented player like Weiss will be renewed, therefore it is doubtful that Espanyol will sign him directly. He just has too many options and will likely sign elsewhere.
Which in turn explains why we are suddenly in for 19 year old Swedish striker John Guidetti. Another Manchester City project, he is playing on-loan in the Netherlands for Feyenoord, after spending some time at Burnley as well, Guidetti is a full Swedish international and is tearing up the Dutch league playing for coach Ronald Koeman with 16 goals in 14 games.
I wish we had the financial stability to keep players like Weiss and attract players like Guidetti so that they could play together with the likes of Thievy Bifouma and our very productive cantera system and not have to constantly be churning our starting eleven, ridding ourselves of leadership, stability and talent, but “them’s the breaks” as they say.
If we were any more stable then the league would actually be the best league in the world and not just the site where the world’s two best teams play their weekly exhibition matches in.