Only hours left in the transfer cattle market now. Get ready for the usual last minute scramble, stupid rumours and stories about how a signing was 'just missed.' They'll all be at it.
But whatever happens, Everton will have to sell before they can buy, and that means at least The Yak and Joey have to go, plus one other. Otherwise it's a matter of keeping the banks happy.
At times like this you see the very worst of professional football from everybody, clubs, agents, players, fans. It doesn't matter who it is in the Premier League or the Football League, everyone acts like a greedy barrow boy scrambling to rip off the opposition. Players want more money to move on. Selling clubs want more for players they sell. Buying clubs want to pay as little as possible. Starting a transfer and agreeing all terms and conditions in the last twenty four hours is next to impossible, so any transfer that goes through at the last minute has probably been in negotiation for a week or two already. This applies to every club including the monied ones like Chelsea and the two Mancs.
Now that UEFA's Financial Fair Play rules are about to kick in this is probably the last window where it will be quite as bad as it is now. The top transfer fees will still go up but the rest will either hold or drop as money becomes scarce. The party might be about to end, but will we miss the cattle market side of it?
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