Major Transfer News
Wow. My head was pounding like never before. There was a ridiculous bright light shining through my window. I slowly lifted my head and looked at the time. It was 6am and I was in my suit from yesterday. Oh man I was hung-over and felt disgusting. I found a bottle of water and finished it in one go. I needed to wake up, call my wife and explain. She knew I was in a demanding new job and accepted that I was stuck at the office. I looked at my email outbox and saw 50 emails I sent out last night making different offers for players after knowing I had the money from selling that Argentinian waste.
6 emails stood out. They had been sent back and marked important. I opened the first one and saw my loan offer for Eduardo had been accepted. At least this meant there was some experience in my attacking line now.
I opened the next one and it was another loan offer accepted for goalkeeper Dorus De Vries. Remy broke a finger and this was needed, even if he’s an average player.
As soon as I opened the third email I shouted “YES”. It was a striker I had admired ever since he scored 2 goals on his debut against Motherwell in the 2011-2012 season. Celtic had accepted my offer of €3.5 million and I called his agent on the spot and offered him a 5 year contract on €17,000 a week.
My head was screaming at me but I had to finish going through the emails. The next one was from Boca. I had just signed Nicolas Colazo on loan. I couldn’t even figure out who the hell he was but I figured it was my drunken intuition that I should sign him.
The fifth email was from Derby. I automatically thought it must be about Mason Bennett or Will Hughes and I was right. The transfer offer of €6 million (€4.5 million on the spot, €1.5 million over 36 months) had been accepted and again I called his agent and sorted a 3 year contract for €16,000 a week.
I looked at the time. It was 6.30am and I needed to shower and get ready for training. I had one more email and quickly clicked on it. It was a reply from Chivas USA about Carlos Fierro. They had accepted my mad offer of €2.5 million on the spot and €3 million after 50 games. I called the club as he had no agent and managed to get him as he had just finished playing in a match. I told him who I was and wanted him to join us and offered him a 5 year contract for €4,300 a week.
In one night I managed to spend €16.5 million euros on 3 youngsters but I was at ease. I knew these boys would be with us for years and years to come, eventually becoming legends at this club and I was ready to have them play in the first team. I knew they would all be able to contribute straight away. As soon as Carlos hung up I ran out of my office and into the changing rooms, showered up and went to the cafeteria to grab breakfast. By the time I sat down and was about to take my first bite I saw the players walking in to eat as well. I smiled and called a few over. I wasn’t ready to tell them about the new signings just yet. I decided I was going to do it before we started the first training session of the morning. I could finally relax after the draining and drunken night I just had.