It might be difficult to notice, but apart from transfers, there isn’t actually much football to talk about at the moment.
Last night as we were getting to sleep, ideas for articles were whirling around our head; “top 10 players with three names in World Football history,” we thought “that could work. Perhaps the English Premier League under-21 players who look older than 21 too? Yeah.”
“What if there were no such thing as transfers?” We trembled.
“What if players just signed for a team as a youth player and stayed there until the end of their career? What if all these negotiations and rumors and reports of medicals, were never to happen.”
After shaking and crying uncontrollably for four hours, we finally managed to get ourselves back to sleep by taking comfort in reading official statements about Leroy Fer signing for Norwich City and Oriol Romeu’s loan move to Valencia.
We tried to get on with our lives this morning, going through pictures of under-21 players and deciding that Romelu Lukaku definitely looked the oldest , but the terrifying concept of a parallel universe where football transfers didn’t exist had affected us so deeply we just couldn’t move on.
So we are to take a bold journey where nobody has ever gone before, and we will imagine a world where transfers do not exist.