The “will he or won’t he” debate is once again in full swing. How much is he worth? what is our percentage? how will we spend the money? and so on and so on.
Of course it is all very exciting and once again who couldn’t fail to smile when Jermaine scored the goal that beat Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Will he go in this window? We don’t know. In fact our latest inside information, so to speak, is that it is still unlikely he will move during January.
Of course the fact that Leeds appear willing to lose him for nothing in the summer still beggars belief but it may be that Jermaine’s own people have their own plans which include staying until he can negotiate a lucrative deal somewhere in the summer. But now I am falling into the trap of speculating.
We don’t know what will happen, to be frank we don’t expect anything to happen but no doubt there will be plenty of media and other speculation that something might happen, especially after today’s match. And if it does well that could be good news for us.
And if it does, I can already see the pressure immediately from every corner, in terms of well meaning advice on what we should spend the money on. What I can promise is that, should we get a windfall, we will take the right, pragmatic decisions on how we use this money and we will continue with the policy we have employed for a long time now – to safeguard the long term future of the Club, rather than throw money at the opportunity for short term success.
But to conclude and let’s be clear, currently we have little expectation of receiving any such windfall in January though events up the M1 involving Mr Beckford will be more high profile than ever.