Danny Welbeck Arsenal transfer

Welbeck Linked With Arsenal Transfer


Loan Deal for Welbeck?

Danny Welbeck looks set for an Arsenal transfer. The Manchester United striker is believed to be having a medical at the Gunners’ training complex ahead of a season-long loan in a deal that will cost Arsenal £6million.

Welbeck has been linked with an exit from Old Trafford. However, Tottenham Hotspur were expected to be his eventual destination with United happier to see him move to White Hart Lane than to the Emirates.

Arsenal looked as though they were having another disappointing deadline day with no players on their transfer radar by early this afternoon. That followed a failed bid to scupper Loic Remy’s move from QPR to Chelsea on Sunday.

Reports of a loan move for Jermain Defoe came to nothing while one Spanish journalist claimed this afternoon that a £32million bid had been rejected by Borussia Dortmund for their Germany international forward Marco Reus.

Reus’s release clause of €35million (£28million) doesn’t come into effect until next summer.

Welbeck will join his former Manchester United colleague Javier Hernandez heading for the Old Trafford exit. The Mexican has signed for Real Madrid on a season-long loan.


Javier Hernandez Real Madrid

Manchester United Transfer News: Hernandez Out – Falcao In?


Real Have Option To Buy Next Summer

Manchester United strikerJavier Hernandez has moved to Real Madrid on a season-long loan.

The Mexico international completed a medical in Madrid this morning and is due to be presented to the media at 4.30pm local time today (3.30pm BST).

Real Madrid will have an option to purchase Hernandez on a permanent basis when the loan expires next summer.

No figures have been released but it is believed that United will receive a loan fee of just £1.5million for the 26-year-old. It is thought that Real are paying most, if not all, of Hernandez’s £75,000-a-week wages.

There is no fresh news as yet over a Manchester United transfer for Radamel Falcao. The Colombia international is expected to move to Old Trafford on a one-year loan with United paying French side Monaco a fee of €10million (£8million). However, United have an option to make his move permanent next summer for a fee of €55million (£44million).

French newspaper L’Equipe claims Falcao’s agent Jorge Mendes says the deal has been structured in this way to get round Uefa’s Financial Fair Play rules. But in reality, clubs spread the cost of a transfer over the life of a player’s contract.

Reports earlier today suggested Falcao would sign a four-year deal. It is likely that will be enacted upon next summer when he signs a permanent contract.

Falcao will receive a wage of around €9million a year nett of taxes. That’s £250,000 a week and represents a cut to the €12million a year he earned at Monaco.


Arsenal transfer news

Vlaar Linked With Arsenal Transfer Interest


Gunners Rebuffed In Vlaar Approach

Arsenal are reported to have made an enquiry for Aston Villa central defender Ron Vlaar. The Netherlands international is being linked with interest from Arsenal after a move for Borussia Dortmund’s Greece international Sokratis Papastathopoulos ran into trouble.

Vlaar had a good World Cup with Holland and is part of a Villa side that has got off to an unbeaten start to the current league season.

However, Vlaar’s agent, Arnold Osterveer, has ruled out an exit from Villa.

“There is no truth in any of the rumours. He still has a contract with Villa for one year so he will stay there.

“There is nothing happening with him today.”

Arsenal are also reported to have enquired about Manchester City defender Matija Nastasic but have been deterred by the size of his transfer fee.

The Gunners are still looking for a replacement for Thomas Vermaelen who left the club for Barcelona last month.

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Victor Valdes Liverpool transfer news

Liverpool Transfer News Monday 1 September


Victor Valdes In Liverpool Transfer Link

Former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes is being linked with a Liverpool transfer move. The Spain international is without a club following the expiry of his contract at the Nou Camp and the collapse of a proposed move to French side Monaco.

A number of outlets claim Liverpool could sign Valdes with the 32-year-old who hasn’t played since March after picking up a cruciate knee ligament injury. The injury will rule Valdes out of action until November but he could link up with his team-mates at that stage if Liverpool sign him today and he is registered as part of their 25-man squad.

Other than Valdes, Liverpool are not looking to make any more signings today. Any other Liverpool transfer activity will involve loans.

Striker Fabio Borini could yet end up at Sunderland. The Italian looks set to exit Anfield and has been linked with a number of clubs back in his homeland.

A £14million permanent switch to the Stadium Of Light was pulled after Borini decided he wants to stay and fight for his place at Anfield. Now, Borini could be heading to Sunderland on a season-long loan. He may be joined at Sunderland by Reds’ defender Sebastian Coates who looks set to make his season-long move some time today.

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva may also be on his way out of the club with a loan switch to Napoli still on the cards.

Finally, one-time Liverpool transfer target Xherdan Shaqiri won’t be leaving Bayern Munich. That’s despite the arrival of former Anfield favourite Xabi Alonso from Real Madrid.

“I will stay, because the club has said I have to stay here,” said Shaqiri.


Radamel Falcao Manchester United transfer news

Falcao Completes £55m Manchester United Transfer – Report


Spanish Paper Claims Deal Is Done

Falcao To Sign £250k A Week Deal

Radamel Falcao is set for a £55million Manchester United transfer. That’s according to Spanish newspaper AS which claims the Colombia international moves to Old Trafford in a deal that will see him earn €9million a year.

The paper says the deal was done in the early hours of this morning.

Sources in the UK claim Falcao is set to join on a season-long loan for a fee of £12million.

Falcao has been linked with an exit from Ligue 1 side Monaco where he spent last season following a £55million move from Atletico Madrid. Reports earlier today claimed he had been offered to both Manchester City and Arsenal but has decided to take the move to Manchester United.

City are operating under Financial Fair Play restraints and are only able to spend an additional £24million plus whatever they could gain from player sales on deadline day.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was never likely to spend £55million on a striker when he has Olivier Giroud to come back to the first team in the new year. However, Arsenal’s striking limitations were laid bare during yesterday’s 1-1 draw at Leicester.

Falcao was believed to be keen on a move to Real Madrid. However, the European champions are closing in on the loan of Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez and look unlikely to move for Falcao as well.

The Colombian will sign a four-year deal at Old Trafford. His wage of €9million a year nett of taxes equates to almost £250,000 a week gross. Even so, it represents a drop on the €12million a year nett he earned at Monaco.

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Premier League transfer news

Premier League Transfer News Monday 1 September


22.14

Newcastle United defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa has signed for Serie A side Roma on loan.

22.12

Crystal Palace look set to sign Kevin Doyle from Wolves in a loan deal.

Danny Gabbidon has re-signed for Cardiff City.

22.10

Manchester United youngster Tom Lawrence set to move to Leicester City.

22.01

The latest on Tom Cleverley’s move to Everton. Manchester United want a permanent deal, Everton want a loan.

22.00

Liverpool winger Oussama Assaidi has been spotted at Stoke City’s ground.

21.45

Arsenal look set to sign Danny Welback on a PERMANENT deal. The fee is £16m, according to the BBC.

21.41

Southampton ditched on-loan midfielder Saphir Taider earlier today. He’s moved on loan to Serie A side Sassuolo from his parent club Inter Milan.

21.31

Arsenal duo of Ryo Myiaichi and Ignasi Miquel are heading out of the Emirates. Myaichi is going to Dutch side FC Twente on a season-long loan and Miquel is off to Norwich for around £1m.

20.19

Manchester City striker John Guidetti has arrived at Celtic Park to complete a move to Celtic.

20.17

Sky Italia are reporting that Liverpool striker Fabio Borini has NOT agreed personal terms with QPR. QPR are offering £60,000 a week. Borin wants £90,000.

20.15

Tom Cleverley hasn’t left Manchester United – yet. The midfielder appears to have turned down Aston Villa. He could be on his way to Everton.

Villa have also missed out on Real Sociedad’s Sergio Canales. He has rejected the chance to move to Villa Park.

20.13

QPR have signed Sandro from Tottenham. The fee is £10m.

Jermain Defoe won’t be moving to the Premier League. The former Spurs striker had been linked with QPR and Leicester. However, the Toronto Sun claims he’s staying with MLS side Toronto FC.

19.37

Ajax announce that Daley Blind’s transfer to Manchester United is now complete.

19.26

QPR set to sign Sandro from Tottenham. Sunderland complete the loan signing of Ricky Alverez from Inter Milan.

19.22

Another Arsenal rumour claims the club will ditch their interest in Danny Welbeck and pay £12.5m to Schalke 04 for Klaas-Jan Huntelaar. That’s according to the Daily Star. At 31, Huntelaar’s age appears to rule him out of an Arsenal move.

18.34

Liverpool defender Sebastian Coates has moved to Sunderland on a season-long loan. However, Liverpool striker Fabio Borini is being linked with QPR.

18.20

RUMOUR: Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck having a medical at Arsenal.

17.44

Spanish journalist claims Arsenal have bid £32m for Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus and that it has been rejected.

17.35

Fulham winger Alex Kacaniklic is off to Copenhagen on loan until the new year. The west London club are in talks with Bolton Wanderers striker Jermaine Beckford.

17.31

Southampton are closing in on two signings: Atletico Madrid defender Toby Alderweireld and Salzburg midfielder Sadio Mane. Both are both having medicals.

17.30

Sheffield Wednesday have signed former Real Madrid midfielder Royston Drenthe from Reading.

17.29

Tottenham Hotspur have announced the signing of Benjamin Stambouli from Montpellier. The fee is believed to be around £6m.

17.24

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Lewis Holtby has completed a season-long loan move to German side Hamburg.

17.23

Radamel Falcao has arrived in Manchester. The Colombia international flew into Manchester Airport at just after 5pm this evening and will go straight to Manchester United’s Carrington training complex where he will undergo the second half of his medical. Part of the medical took place earlier today in France.

15.25

Tom Cleverley isn’t too keen about a move to Aston Villa. The Midlands club have now made a move for Real Sociedad midfielder Sergio Canales, according to reports from Spain. Everton could make a loan move for Cleverley. Tottenham are still being linked with the loan of Danny Welbeck.

15.23

Manchester United’s loan fee for Radamel Falcao will be just £6m, according to the Daily Mirror. The paper claims United will get the services of the Monaco striker for £16m and that includes his wages! United will pay £10m for ten months wages up the end of June.

14.07

West Ham United midfielder Mo Diame is believed to having a medical at Hull City.

14.05

Jason Puncheon has handed in a transfer request at Crystal Palace. Aston Villa are believed to be interested. The news follows last week’s arrival of Neil Warnock as Palace boss.

13.26

OFFICIAL: Burnley have signed George Boyd from Hull City on a three-year deal. Fee around £3m.

13.21

OFFICIAL: Real Madrid announce the signing of Javier Hernandez on a season-long loan.

12.59

Javier Hernandez close to a loan move to Real Madrid. The Spanish club will pay Manchester United a loan fee of just £1.5m.

12.58

Norwich City striker Gary Hooper said to be on his way to London for a medical at Crystal Palace.

12.55

Valencia are in talks with Inter Milan over a move for one-time Manchester United transfer target Fredy Guarin.

11.41

Everton have confirmed the sale of defender Shane Duffy, 22, to Championship side Blackburn Rovers for an undisclosed fee.

11.40

Former Liverpool, Bolton and Swansea striker David N’gog, 25, is set to sign for French Ligue 1 side Reims.

11.30

Watford are hopeful of a £1.2m deal for Real Betis utility player Juanfran. The deal hinges on Betis signing Kadir from Marseille.

11.27

Former Spurs and Wigan defender Pascal Chimbonda could be on his way to French second-tier side Arles-Avignon. The 35-year-old had a spell at Carlisle last season and was most recently signed to Greek third division outfit Oikonomos Tsaritsani. He is rumoured to be about to sign a one-year deal with Arles with the option of another year.

11.02

Liverpool linked with Victor Valdes. No move for Shaqiri. Borini, Coates, Lucas could all go on loan. Details here.

10.55

There will be no Liverpool transfer for Bayern Munich midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri. “I will stay, because the club has said I have to stay here,” said Shaqiri.

10.50

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Lewis Holtby is having a medical with Bundesliga side Hamburg, according to reports from Germany.

10.45

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has arrived in Madrid ahead of his proposed loan move to Real Madrid.

Javier Hernandez Real Madrid

10.36

Swansea City midfielder Jose Canas is a target for La Liga side Almeria. A number of other clubs are interested.

10.35

Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel has finalised a loan move to AC Milan.

“I am very happy. Milan is a great club where many Dutch players have played and some big names,” he told the Serie A club’s official website.

10.33

Manchester City defender Micah Richards has arrived in Florence ahead of a season-long loan at Fiorentina.

10.31

Atletico Madrid central defender Toby Alderweireld is having a medical at Southampton ahead of a season-long loan.

10.27

Radamel Falcao is closing in on a move to Manchester United. Reports claim it could be a £55m permanent move or a £12m season-long loan.

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Arsenal and Manchester City have been offered Colombian striker Radamel Falcao in a £55m deal. Arsenal have also been offered Sevilla striker Carlos Bacca. However, reports from Portugal claim Joel Campbell has demanded a loan move to Benfica.

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Three Arsenal transfer targets have all found other clubs.

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Manchester United transfer target William Carvalho is coy over rumours of a move to Old Trafford. United will demand a £5m loan fee for Danny Welbeck.

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Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez is in talks over a loan move to Real Madrid.

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Manchester United are still being linked with a move for Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman. That’s despite a knee injury that will keep him out of action until October. A January move is more likely. Aston Villa could miss out on Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley with reports he will have to take a cut in wages before the move goes ahead.

An Aston Villa move for Bologna striker Robert Acquafresca now looks unlikely.

Liverpool striker Fabio Borini could finally be on his way to Sunderland at least as Gus Poyet makes one last attempt at a loan move.

Manchester City’s bid to sign Radamel Falcao hinge on them being able to sell injured striker Alvaro Negredo to Valencia. Micah Richards’ loan move to West Ham is off. He is now being linked with Sunderland and Serie A side Fiorentina.

Jermain Defoe could be on his way back to England. The former Tottenham man currently plays for MLS side Toronto FC and is wanted by QPR. Toronto sacked coach Ryan Nelsen at the weekend and are believed to have had a number of offers for Defoe, who could be sold for $11m (£6.6m). The Rs are looking at Defoe as a replacement for Loic Remy who yesterday joined Chelsea in a £10.5m deal. Other QPR targets include two Tottenham players, Aaron Lennon and Sandro, West Ham midfielder Mo Diame and Ajax striker Kolbeinn Sigthorsson. QPR youngster Michael Petrasso is wanted by Championship side Millwall.

Leicester City are expected to sign Ipswich Town striker David McGoldrich for £8m.

Southampton boss Ronald Koeman claims Morgan Schneiderlin is almost certain to remain at St Mary’s. The Saints could make a move for Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk and Norwich winger Nathan Redmond. Spurs could offer Andros Townsend to Southampton as part of a £14m bid for striker Jay Rodriguez.

Newcastle United want defender Toby Alderweireld. Any move for the Belgian will lead to a departure for Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.


Radamel Falcao Manchester United transfer news

Arsenal Transfer News and Rumours Monday 1 September


Falcao In Arsenal Transfer Link

Radamel Falcao is being linked with a possible Arsenal transfer move. The Colombia international has reportedly been offered to Arsenal as well as to Manchester City. Rumours also suggest Manchester United could be in with a deadline-day bid.

The Guardian claims Falcao has been offered to the Premier League clubs for £55million. But the paper adds that with City operating under Financial Fair Play sanctions they could be out of the picture. Uefa put a limit of £49million on City’s nett spend this summer and the Premier League champions have only £24million left out of that constrained figure. City would need to spend before they can buy.

With Falcao earning €12million a year after tax with his current club Monaco, Arsenal would have to pay him wages of over £330,000 a week to match his current deal. Falcao is also reluctant to move to the Premier League. He would prefer to go back to Spain with Real Madrid but the news that the La Liga outfit are on the verge of signing Javier Hernandez in a loan deal from Manchester United is expected to rule out a move to the Bernabeu.

Arsene Wenger said last week that there was very little value in the transfer market at the moment. A deal for Falcao would add costs of around £27million a year to Arsenal’s profit and loss account with the amortisation of Falcao’s £55million fee over five years plus a further £16million in wages.

But Wenger says he expects to be “very active” on transfer deadline day. After yesterday’s 1-1 draw with Leicester City he re-iterated there is a problem with finding the right sort of player. That’s despite Arsenal fans imploring him to sign a striker.

“Look, the decision is not to make but to find the personnel – that’s the problem,” he told Sky Sports after yesterday’s match. “We are open and we work on it. We are very active.”

Sevilla’s Carlos Bacca is also being linked with an Arsenal transfer. Reports claim that the compatriot of Falcao has also been offered to the Gunners although Wenger complained yesterday that he was always being offered players from all over the world.

Bacca – who turns 28 next week – has scored 22 goals in 52 games for Sevilla since arriving from Belgian side Club Brugge in July 2013.

Arsenal will be without Olivier Giroud for the first half of the season and their frontline frailties were exposed yesterday with Yaya Sanogo ineffective playing as a loan striker. He was replaced by Lukas Podolski with less than a quarter of an hour to go.

But Wenger’s words ring true. Arsenal saw three of their former striking targets head off to other clubs on Sunday but only one of those was an out-and-out striker. The Gunners enquired about Loic Remy, but reports that Wenger would try and scupper the Frenchman’s move to Chelsea proved to be incorrect. Remy moved to Stamford Bridge from QPR yesterday for a fee of £10.5million.

Two other Arsenal transfer targets have also found new clubs. Winger Alessio Cerci of Torino has flown to Spain to wrap up a move to Atletico Madrid, while Paris Saint-Germain’s 19-year-old midfielder Adrien Rabiot is expected to complete his transfer to Serie A side Roma.

Campbell ‘Demands Loan Exit’

Meanwhile, Portugese newspaper O Jogo claims that Arsenal striker Joel Campbell has asked to be loaned to Benfica. The paper says that the 22-year-old has asked to leave Arsenal on a season-long deal as he fears he won’t get much game time due to the intense competition for places.

After yesterday’s result Campbell is likely to gain more playing time rather than less. Arsene Wenger is highly unlikely to allow the Costa Rican to leave.


William Carvalho Manchester United transfer

Manchester United Transfer News Monday 1 September


Carvalho Coy Over Manchester United Transfer

Manchester United transfer target William Carvalho has cooled talk of an exit from Sporting Lisbon. The 22-year-old midfielder has been linked with interest from Manchester United, who watched him on at least nine occasions last season.

Carvalho played in yesterday’s Lisbon derby clash with Benfica. That in itself is significant as it suggests there is no impending exit for the 22-year-old.

After the match Carvalho was coy about a move away from the club. “I have a contract with Sporting. I am a Sporting player. It’s not for me to talk about it,” he said.

Carvalho appears to be the only known Manchester United transfer target heading into deadline day. Daley Blind is expected to complete his move to Old Trafford later today while, barring some sort of miraculous change of heart, Arturo Vidal will remain with Juventus.

Welbeck, Hernandez To Go?

There could be a Manchester United transfer exit for Danny Welbeck. However, United will demand a £5million loan fee for the 23-year-old striker.

Welbeck has been tipped to leave Old Trafford with a loan move looking more likely than a permanent exit. The England international has been linked in recent weeks with interest from Hull City. However, he is more likely to move to a club higher up the Premier League with Tottenham Hotspur strongly linked over the weekend.

But there are some doubts over whether he will leave the club at all with Javier Hernandez’s imminent move away from the club.

Manchester United look set to part with striker Javier Hernandez after selling Shinji Kagawa to Borussia Dortmund.

The Mexican is about to go out on loan to Real Madrid after the two clubs agreed a deal. Only Hernandez’s wages have yet to be agreed. United want the European champions to pay all of his £75,000-a-week salary.

The 26-year-old has found first-team opportunities limited since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson. His 840 minutes on the pitch last season was down on the 944 minutes he played in 2012-13, but his 24 appearances included 18 off the bench and he managed just four league goals last season.

Hernandez, who had also been linked with Juventus, Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur and Valencia, has played just 45 minutes in the league so far this season, but played all 90 minutes of the Capital One Cup defeat at MK Dons on Tuesday.

Kagawa moves back to his former club Dortmund just two years after being sold to United for €16million (around £12.8million). He moves for half that amount – €8million (£6.4million). The move comes just days after manager Louis van Gaal said the Japan international had not bought into his playing philosophy.


Loic Remy Arsenal transfer

No Arsenal Transfers for Remy, Cerci or Rabiot


No Arsenal Transfer for Remy, Cerci or Rabiot

Three Arsenal transfer targets are on their way to other clubs.

Reports this morning that Arsenal may scupper Chelsea’s bid to sign Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy proved to be wide of the mark. The France international has moved from Loftus Road to Stamford Bridge in a deal worth £10.5million.

Arsenal enquired about Remy but failed to follow that up with a concrete bid. Chelsea have signed Remy to replace Fernando Torres whose move to AC Milan has been confirmed today.

Alessio Cerci of Torino has also been linked with the Gunners after the Serie A club’s president Urbano Cairo said there was the possibility of an Arsenal transfer for the £16million-rated winger.

Cerci left Linate airport near Milan earlier this evening on a flight bound for Madrid. He was spotted speaking to his agent prior to catching the flight. Cerci is expected to join Atletico Madrid.

Meanwhile, Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot has agreed to join Roma. The 19-year-old has been linked with interest from Arsenal.

However, L’Equipe newspaper in France reports that despite the best efforts of Arsenal – and Tottenham Hotspur – Rabiot has agreed to join Roma in a deal worth €15million (£12.5million).

Arsenal had been linked with a last-ditch bid to persuade him to move to the Emirates.


Javier Hernandez Manchester United transfer

Manchester United Transfer News: Hernandez Set for Real Madrid


Hernandez Set for Real Madrid Loan

Kagawa Signs For Borrusia Dortmund

Javier Hernandez is heading for the Manchester United transfer exit with the news that the Red Devils have agreed a loan deal with Real Madrid.

Hernandez has been linked with an exit from Manchester United with Tottenham Hotspur, Juventus and Valencia just three of the clubs said to be interested.

We noted earlier today the reports originating from Italy linking him with Real Madrid. Spanish football expert Guillem Balague now says that an agreement has been reached between the two clubs. Just the player’s wages are yet to be resolved.

The news of Hernandez’s impending departure will cast doubts over the possible exit of Danny Welbeck. The England international has been linked with a loan move to Tottenham Hotspur.

Meanwhile, Shinji Kagawa has moved back to Borussia Dortmund for a fee of €8million – just under £6.4million.

The 25-year-old rejoins the Bundesliga side just two years after he left them for Old Trafford in a deal worth €16million (£12.8million). United have effectively recouped the written down value of Kagawa who was two years into a four-year contract.

Kagawa’s exit looked certain earlier this week when United boss Louis van Gaal admitted that the Japan international did “not wish to fulfil my wishes, my philosophy when I played him in the United States.”

United have been playing Juan Mata in Kagawa’s preferred position, just behind the two main strikers. Last month, van Gaal said: “Kagawa was a Number 10 at Dortmund but I want to try him at Number 6 and Number 8.”

Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc failed to travel with the rest of his club’s squad for their match with Augsburg on Friday night leading to speculation about a move for Kagawa. Zorc instead had talks with Kagawa’s agent, Thomas Kroth. There were further talks this morning at a secret location in Dortmund and personal terms were agreed early this afternoon.

“Shinji Kagawa is a technically gifted creative player who can determine the measure of an encounter,” the German side’s chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke told their official website.

“He wanted to return to Borussia Dortmund, and we are sure that he came to us with the appreciation that he needs to deal with irregular playing time to reach his highest level in two years.”