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Sunday Roundup: Brazilian Starlet, Tevez’s Word, Owen, Rossi

A very good morning to you all. Enjoy the Sunday while you can.

Let’s get down to today’s (and some of yesterday’s) stories quickly.

1. Manchester United seem to be closing in on another Brazilian youngster who goes by the name of Rodrigo Possebon. This will be the fourth Brazilian signing in recent times following Anderson and the twins – Rafael and Fabio, who were signed last summer. They are expected to sign him for £250,000. United have really been bullish this season as far as acquisitions go, and their strategy is clearly aimed at the long term. If the Tevez deal goes through, I’d expect them to not make any more dealings next summer. Although now, I’d greatly expect some squad trimming.

2. Carlos Tevez has said that he wouldn’t go back on his word to SAF, and he will join Manchester United. It appears that a deal will take place, and his move to United is inevitable, although it would be difficult to place a time as to when the move will actually take place. My fingers are still crossed on this one as, given the complications, all it needs is one stupid clause somewhere (or concocted by some scheming lawyer) to blow off the deal entirely. Hope springs eternal.

3. Owen Hargreaves says that he will adapt to the pace of the English game, and the torrid time he faced, prior to the last World Cup amidst fans boos, has made him a stronger man. Hopefully he does well and, more importantly, the media understand that he is not expected to set the field on fire (as he is a defensive midfielder) from the word go. I expect his quiet “water carrier” role to invite criticism even from the pundits, like Carrick faced early on last season. They will be proven wrong over time, and I expect that to happen soon enough.

4. And after a brief lull, and in light of the Tevez link, Parma have decided to open their mouth about their bid for Rossi. I honestly believe he wouldn’t be moved on to another club without being given a fair chance at OT. But again, I felt the same about David Jones. Stranger things have happened. Although I would be gutted to see Rossi leave.

And that’s about it for the day. There is more, if you are interested in NOTW’s report that Tevez was evicted from his London apartment to make way for West Ham’s new signing Julien Faubert. And in a ‘sensational’ report/exclusive on the NOTW (again) it has been revealed that Gemma Atkinson saw Alan Smith while she was dating Ronaldo. Erm… I believe, if I remember right, towards the end of the article she says she did nothing of that sort.

Fascinating story innit?

12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. Keith Moses Kaira II

    July 8, 2007 at 12:04 pm

    Yo RR, it explains why Ronaldo dumped her don’t it…

    I also hope Rossi leaves not. for it will mean him joining Milan…and he would really exact a measure of revenge on us if that happened…

  2. Indian Devil

    July 8, 2007 at 2:11 pm

    Its not just Possebom, United apparently also agreed a deal for Lazio striker Federico Macheda who’s just 15 and will come to united when he’s 16 at the mid of august. I’m pretty sure Rossi won’t leave because it had been stated that SAF holds him in very high regard.

  3. JK

    July 8, 2007 at 2:19 pm

    Rossi is one problem, Dong is another. But it’s great to have depth in the squad again. b

    Anyway, Ronnie dumped her? Hearing all the rumors coming from her it’s the right choice. But I don’t think Smith was seeing her while she dated Ronnie.

  4. P

    July 8, 2007 at 2:49 pm

    I don’t think you can directly compare Rossi and David Jones because, if reports are true, David Jones chose to move away because SAF couldn’t (rightly) guarantee a first team place

  5. Indian Devil

    July 8, 2007 at 2:52 pm

    Well if Ronnie dumped her its good because we all kno wat happened to david beckham. He started to become bigger than the club and everything followed.

    We don’t need another David Beckham who we’ll have to later sell to Real for a very meagre price.

  6. TD

    July 8, 2007 at 5:42 pm

    does anyone know when Rodrigo Possebon is scheduled to arrive at old trafford…this season or next ?….i heard from wikipedia that its next season, but the lad’s already 18 and apparently holds an italian passport, so there wouldnt be any permit hassle

  7. gubby

    July 8, 2007 at 6:31 pm

    I can’t believe we would part with Rossi for a paltry £6m.

    This guy is the real deal and will be worth triple that in a couple of seasons.

    Darren Bent £17m.

    OK make that Quadruple!!!

  8. JK

    July 8, 2007 at 7:37 pm

    Really? an italian passport? How nice.

  9. Kai

    July 9, 2007 at 9:38 am

    Oh shit..manu are destined for total ownage if they keep signing these teens!

  10. indian punk

    July 9, 2007 at 6:32 pm

    Boss: Tevez deal is close

    http://www.manutd.com/default.sps?pagegid={B4CEE8FA-9A47-47BC-B069-3F7A2F35DB70}&newsid=442881

  11. Paul Freeman

    July 10, 2007 at 10:37 pm

    I’d like to see Rossi getting 10-15 games this season along with Nani and Anderson. Dong, on the other hand will not make the grade, surely?

  12. Alatise dare

    July 16, 2007 at 12:13 pm

    pls which club is rodrigo possenbon from and which position does he play in the attack

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