“It’s a dream come true. I’ve only been here for a couple of days and my head is still in the clouds. It has all happened so quickly. I could have stayed at Chelsea because the fans loved me and I won things, but I wanted to challenge myself and when I knew Liverpool were interested it was a no-brainer because they are the biggest club in the country.”
Says lifelong Chelsea supporter Joe Cole on leaving his boyhood team for a midtable club.
“Football fans don’t care. The players don’t care. Saddam Hussein could own your football club and, if he’s putting millions into it, they’ll be quite happy. They’ll be singing: “There’s only one Saddam”.
Harry Redknapp talks about the sad state of football ownership in this country. He does know Saddam was executed four years ago and some fans may have one or two questions about how a dead guy had bought their club though, right?
“United are a big club, one of the biggest in the world, but I chose City because they have not won anything for a long time.”
Yaya Toure tries to justify his reasons for joining a club that hasn’t won anything for 34 years without mentioning his £200k a week salary.
“Everybody knows I love Arsenal so for me as an Arsenal fan, you always want to see Cesc staying at Arsenal. But also how can you blame someone that wants to go back home because that is his home at the end of the day and you knew somehow that was always going to happen.”
Thierry Henry forgets that he left Arsenal for Barcelona, but not so that he could return home, but so he could actually win something.
“We could win the championship.”
No you couldn’t, Harry Redknapp.