Deadline Day – Latest News
Posted on August 31, 2007
Filed Under Blues News
Here was I thinking that we’d spend the majority of the day waiting for news concerning Luccin and Kallon. By midday, we already knew what was happening with both of them. In case you haven’t heard:
Luccin news – Bit gutted in all honesty. He’s a player that I – and I suspect many other Bluenoses – know little about. But it doesn’t take a genius to know that we need something else in there. Something “a bit different” to what we already have. The only attack-minded central midfielders we have at the club are Neil Danns (who Bruce seems unwilling to use, even at Championship level despite Danns’ admirable plea) and Kapo, who he seems to favour out wide.
Luccin seems to be a player that could’ve added that attacking dimension whilst still keeping us reasonably solid in there. His pedigree, as Bruce said, is good and so to lose out on him after been told that the deal had virtually been agreed is a bit of a gutter. The race is on to now sign someone else and all eyes seemed to have turned to Papa Bouba Diop of Fulham.
He was told on August 20th that he could leave Craven Cottage by Lawrie Sanchez. Everton and Newcastle United have been linked.
The only other option seemingly open to us at this point is Modeste M’Bami. We’ve been persistently linked with him over the last week or so and perhaps Bruce will now go in strongly now that Luccin has picked Zaragoza?
I somehow doubt it but it’s worth noting in case it happens. If it does, I can jump up and down on the spot and claim that I predicted it.
Kallon news – I should imagine that Kallon will be desperate to rekindle his career after leaving AS Monaco. However, I always worry about how a player will react after he wins himself a contract.
We’ve heard about Kallon for years now and I’ve heard many people speak of him in glowing terms. If we can sign that version of him, I’d be delighted!
It doesn’t look like any other strikers are being linked.
It could be a quiet day for us Bluenoses.