This is how our starting eleven could look like if potential rumours came true. Missed the boat with some of them, wouldn’t want others and some are so loosely linked that my KAKA rumour had more going for it!!!!!
How many are likely?
Goalkeeper: Lucas Hradecky. Source Daily Mail
If another keeper arrives this summer then I will donate a front cover to…. Nope not doing that again but surely not!! The Daily Mail had us linked with him but who pays the slightest amount of attention to what the Daily Mail says?
Left Back: Gregory Van der Wiel. Source Wales Online
We were linked with the Dutch international back in May. He went to Turkey and joined Fenerbahce, we will probably never know if the move was ever likely!
Right Back: Chris Gunter. Source: Gazzettelive.co.uk
Supposedly we were battling it out with Middlesboro. Supposedly he’s available for £1.25 million. It all makes sense but he isn’t here!!!
Centre back: Jonathan Mensah: Source: Clubcall.com
A Ghanaian free transfer, this has the Swans written all over it! With Ayew at the club, they are bound to be best friends and so it’s a gimmee surely……
Centre Back: Gabrielle Angella: Source sportinastorm.com
The Guidolin and Watford link!! He knows the player well through his time in Italy and ‘with the family’ wink, wink, nod, nod…. Erm………………
Centre Midfield: Joe Allen: Source: everywhere
It wasn’t a very difficult story to dream up really. Local boy available, on form; I still don’t get why he’s at effing Stoke!!!
Centre Midfield: Artur Ionita: Source: Wales Online
Fighting Juventus and Napoli apparently for this Moldovan who ended up signing for newly promoted Cagliari (who I’m guessing turned down the Italian champions Juve to join them……..)
Centre Midfield: Roberto Pereyra: Source: Evening Post
Juventus star!!! Back on the Guidolin link, he once played for our Italian at Udinese. The Argentina is yet to move!
Winger: Christian Tello: Source The Sun
£15 million for the Barcelona flyer but face competition from Southampton and Fiorentina. No move yet… Talk Sport says Southampton bid £10 million 3 days ago………………….
Winger: Hoillet/Townsend/Redmond: Souce The Mirror
Any winger in the Championship apparently! The Mirror linked us with all three in the same article back in May…… Still waiting… Hedge your bets hey!!!!
Striker: Crouch: Source Various
When you hear a story from enough people then it’s hard to ignore……. But surely not!!!
Can you see any of these happening? Which one would you want??