I’m not sure where the Sears rumour started but various reports have Pardew bemoaning the fact that the team suffered on Saturday due to the absence of Carroll and Ameobi and is thus looking at Freddie Sears to increase our striking options.
I’m a bit dubious to be honest because Sears’ first team record with West Ham isn’t exactly prolific (2 goals in 29 games), although he has apparently impressed in the reserves.
Maybe he’s ‘one for the future’ but that seems to be at odds with the rumour starting on the back of Carroll and Ameobi’s absence from Saturday’s game.
Personally I give it less chance than Kylie ringing me up to offer herself for a night of passion and adding “do you mind if I bring my sister along“. But what do I know?
An additional rumour has Sol Campbell returning to Arsenal. This makes a bit more sense given Wenger’s evident admiration of Campbell and Campbell’s very public disapproval of the sacking of Chris Hughton.
The final transfer rumour I have for you today is an alleged interest from Manchester United in Jose Enrique.
The left back has been one of our ‘stars’ over the last few seasons so I can see why other teams might be taking a look at him but I think – or at least I hope – we’d be reluctant to sell him. Good left backs always seem particularly hard to come by and I think we’d be daft to let him go. If anything we could do with some decent cover for Enrique in that area ourselves.
But hey, don’t shoot the messenger. I’m merely reporting these rumours and they all come with the usual disclaimers that they’re likely to be complete tosh!