Okay, here we go. Rumours are that we’ve agreed a fee for Bryan Ruiz of Twente. Rumours are that the fee is quite high, too.
Who is Bryan Ruiz?
A strange combination of Georgios Samaras and Dennis Bergkamp by the looks of it. He’s a Costa Rica international, too, which is exciting in itself.
We must expect an adjustment period, and inevitable high hopes followed by angry frustration when he hasn’t scored 20 goals by March, but as best we can tell from the videos the man knows what to do with the football. How it works out is anybody’s guess, but the people demanded a striker and by jove they’ve got one.
Less positively, there are rumours that Clint Dempsey is trying to escape. We’ll have to see what happens there, but he hasn’t traveled for the US game (injury concerns we hear, although these concerns will not exist by Tuesday’s game) and there are hints all over the internets about bids this way and that. My guess is that his agent has been working hard planting said rumours but that a bid hasn’t come in yet, but we’ll see.