Some say that the real incident which caused Prince Andrew’s adrenalin overdose that rendered his sweat glands useless was actually reading 90min’s transfer rumours…
They are that exciting.
Here’s today’s goss…
Man Utd & Arsenal Go ‘Giant’ Hunting
MANCHESTER UNITED and Arsenal are checking up on Hartlepool’s giant young keeper Brad Young.
The Gunners and Reds have both been alerted to 6ft 4in Young, 17, who has had an England youth call-up after impressing this season. (SUN) pic.twitter.com/MuMBSFo0cr
— Arsenal Transfers (@ArsenalNews93) November 18, 2019
Both Man Utd and Arsenal are keeping tabs on ‘giant’ Brad Young, an adjective used to describe the 17-year-old Hartlepool keeper in both the title and opening sentence of The Sun’s exclusive.
By the point in the article (second para) you get to Young’s actual height of 6ft 4in, it comes as something of a disappointment. Ok, that is tall… but I was twice promised giant.
Anyway, other than the fact that National League Hartlepool want a ‘decent fee’ for their teenage monster, details are scant in The Sun’s piece.
Did anyone mention that it’s the international break?
Aston Villa Also Want a Large Teenager
Speaking of large lower-league 17-year-olds… Aston Villa are being linked with Carlisle United centre back Jarrad Branthwaite by Football Insider.
According to their report, Branthwaite (also 6ft 4in, apparently) has ‘caught the eye of scouts at multiple clubs’ with his displays in League Two, while Aston Villa are ‘weighing up’ a January offer.
A product of Carlisle’s academy, Branthwaite has made nine first-team appearances this season, despite essentially still being a child.
He signed a two-year contract back in February, while 90min’s resident Carlisle fan Chris Deeley describes him as ‘a
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Celtic Want Big Vic Back
Victor Wanyama, who spent three years at Celtic, is on the wish list for Neil Lennon’s side and could be targetted in a loan deal with the player’s Spurs chances few and far between.
The 28-year-old Kenyan midfielder has played just 24 Premier League minutes of Tottenham’s dumpster fire of the season so far and is unlikely to be missed if the club sanction an exit.
However, the inconvenient sticking point for Celtic is money. Football Insider’s report says the Scottish champs will only be able to afford a loan if Wanyama’s wages are shared.
Deulofeu’s Milan Heart Break
Gerard Deulofeu would return to AC Milan in a ‘heartbeat’, say Calciomercato.
The 25-year-old Watford winger has a thing for returning to old clubs and apparently Milan is next on his hit list after doing encores at Barcelona and Everton.
Deulofeu had half a season on loan at San Siro in 2016/17 but has been hankering for a move back ever since, according to Calciomercato’s Fabrizio Romano.
The problem is that Watford want €40m (£34m, yes really) for the Catalan star, who they see as an important player in their battle to avoid relegation.
While Milan ‘appreciate’
Inter Hope to Jump Queue for Kulusevski
While Milan may not be doing any business, their San Siro-sharing rivals just might. Inter want to get the jump on other suitors for Atalanta midfielder
19-year-old Sweden Under-21 star Kulusevski has been one of the revelations of Serie A this season, providing five assists in 12 appearances for loan club Parma.
The report says his price tag is already €40m
He teased: “Sensi is no surprise. Antonio Conte looked for him, wanted him, they [Inter] were good at getting him first. There was interest from Barcelona and City already this summer, it’s normal.”