At last, no more kids it seems but why did Arsene leave it until now to show some kind of ambition?
Anyway, better late than never but just think if he’d done all he seems to be doing now, back in July… Ok, I’ll stop moaning now…. But ;)
So, Chu Young Park has signed, he’s out new Number 9, I hope that shirt now ends the curse and this player stays clear of filthy tackles, unlike Eduardo before him.
Who is he?
Chu was born in Daegu on July 10, 1985.
He was the top scorer and voted Most Valuable Player as South Korea won the Asian Football Confederations Youth Championship in 2004.
He was named Asian Young Footballer of the Year in 2004.
Chu scored on his debut for the South Korea senior side, aged just 19, against Uzbekistan in 2005.
In his debut season for FC Seoul, after joining them in 2005, he scored 18 times in 30 appearances and was the top scorer in the in the K-League.
He was voted the K-League Players’ Player of the Year in 2008
He joined AS Monaco in 2007 and, as he did for FC Seoul, scored on his debut against Lorient.
Chu scored at the 2010 World Cup when he found the net from a free-kick in a 2-2 draw with Nigeria in the Group Stages.
He also played at the 2006 World Cup.
He replaced the retired Manchester United midfielder Ji Sung Park as captain of the national team earlier this year.
Yep, I stole that information from afc.com; I was surprised they’d even updated it so soon… ;)
Next expected to be announced should be Andre Santos and Per Mertesacker, both were reported to be in London yesterday having medicals.
Santos is a 28 year old Brazilian left back and in the past, his country has had a few good ones in that position. Roberto Carlos and our once own Silvinho weren’t bad were they? If he’s got the same attitude and ability of those two then we have captured a good un, reports are he’s bloody good going forward, I hope he’s not bad at defending as well. ;)
Mertesacker – well, he’s big 26 year old German International Centre Half who stands tall at 6’ 6”! His signing might just put a stop to all the crosses finding the head of anyone other than one of our defenders; finally we may put a stop to all the critical comments about how suspect we are on set-pieces.
Up the other end, he might get his head on a few of RvP’s corners too – cracking signing in my opinion.
In fact all three (if the latter two are confirmed) are good signings; they are at a good age and come from well known clubs.
So what can we expect today?
Gary Cahill after a battle with ‘Arry?
Christopher Samba after Blackburn agree to sign Scott Dann?
Maybe even Marvin Martin, just to keep Stan happy? ;)
Who knows how today will unfold but it certainly looks as if our squad will be bigger, better and certainly strong by 11pm today..
Just what we all hoped for….
Have a good day all……