The deadline for the winter transfer window is literally a matter of hours away. If you had six hands, you could count them down all by yourself should you be so inclined.
Deals have been bartered, purchases have been made, and at the expense of millions upon millions of English pounds, there are numerous players in the Premier League wearing different coloured shirts to the ones they were just a few weeks ago.
Liverpool have secured the signatures of Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho. Balotelli finally fell through the thin ice he has been walking on over the past few months, and landed on his feet in Milan. Newcastle’s French connection has lead to an influx of international talent and related jokes.
One team that are yet to make any move in the January window are Manchester United, but a deadline day forage into the market cannot be ruled out.
There has been months worth of talk and speculation over the futures of both Asmir Begovic and David De Gea. Begovic is keen to make a big money move according to The Daily Mail and The Sun and with a lot of the top Premier League talent reported to be interested, he has his pick of the bunch.
The Daily Mail suggests Dea Gea is homesick and may favor a move back to his native Spain, which would pave the way for the Bosnian #1 Begovic to secure the coveted Manchester United goalkeeping jersey. The Red Devils would have to splash out £15 million, as Tony Pulis isn’t going to let one of his prize assets leave for nothing, who they signed from Portsmouth for just £3 million.
Begovic has made 117 saves this season and kept 9 clean sheets in the Premier League. Comparatively De Gea has made 73 saves and kept only 3 clean sheets. These statistics tell the story with an honest simplicity, without bias or prejudice, 25 year old Begovic trumps the Spaniard by some way.
If Manchester United is proven to be Begovic’s preferred destination they would be buying a keeper with real quality, and potential to grow, as he has gone from strength to strength under the Premier League years of Tony Pulis. United have little time left to make up their minds and may need to prepare a chopper to fly Stoke’s Begovic a few miles north to Manchester in order to put pen to paper in time.