To think that this madness will continue until August, it’s enough to do your head in! Who’s being chased by who, who’s staying, who’s definitely going, transfer fees resembling telephone numbers thrown around like confetti even though most football fans will have difficulty comprehending their enormity. Then of course there are the huge wages offered to tempt players some of whom are barely out of their teens. Little wonder that it’s known as the silly season.
If just half the rumors about the number of strikers Sir Alex Ferguson is reported to be interested in prove to be correct, Old Trafford will provide the setting for the highest scoring matches ever seen in the Premier League next season. The reality is certain to be somewhat different however with the vast majority of reports seen in the daily media being nothing more than kite flying exercises by their agents.