January 3rd, 2012
Transfer Totty: An Early Window Shopping Update
Federico Macheda has been confounding our corneas again, this time with a lime green/blue hoop combo. Nice! Image: Scott Heavey/Getty Images.
The January transfer window has been flung open once again and after the excitement of last year, we thought a reasonably thorough look at the early hip dip movers and rump shakers was needed.
Federico Macheda: Manchester United to QPR (loan, top)
Given his fashion fails of the past, it comes as no surprise to us that Federico Macheda has exchanged Manchester United’s attempt at on-trend colourblocking for the minefield that is horizontal stripes. The twenty-year-old has struggled for first team football at United, and will spend the rest of the season under the watchful eye of Neil Warnock at QPR. He made his first appearance in the blue hoops vs. Norwich yesterday.
Did he pull it off, Kickettes? Or should he just stick to Gucci?
Marco Borriello: AS Roma to Juventus (loan)
Here’s Marco ‘enjoying’ the ATP Open tennis in Rome last May. Please note: only hotness of this magnitude or hair of this height will cause us to abandon our ‘publishing our old photos is lame’ policy. Pass the gel, would you? Image: ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images.
In other news, it was confirmed mere moments ago (in our world, probably about four hours ago in everyone else’s) that Roma’s Marco Borriello has signed a six month loan deal with Juventus. Juve have an option to make the deal permanent, but we won’t be in a position to offer our advice to them until we’ve seen Borri in the Old Lady’s black n’white kit.
We await the advance photographs with interest.
David Beckham: LA Galaxy to Paris St Germain (off)
It was there on a plate for David Beckham, but he turned it down for his fam. Image: Bauer Griffin.
Lastly in our highly unreliable round-up, David Beckham has decided that family is more important than francs by opting to stay with LA Galaxy, over a highly lucrative deal with Paris St Germain. Speculation has surrounded the midfielder as his contract with the Galaxy ran down, but according to sources, “Beckham’s wife, Victoria, and four children feel settled in California and are happy to stay”.
He has now been offered a rolling one-year-deal with LA Galaxy and would be eligible to play in Team GB’s Olympic squad. How nice!
More transfer news coming ‘atcha when we can be bothered!