What's worse than bored Italian rags throwing around transfer rumors like there's no tomorrow during a lull in the summer and/or winter transfer window? Well, I'd say it's bored Italian rags throwing around transfer rumors like there's no tomorrow during an international break when there's really not much going on at all.
That seems to be Tuttosport's go-to move during this current international break. I don't think I can say a fan of it. (Like I ever was.)
Remember the three-team swap of strikers that involved Fabio Quagliarella, Marco Borriello and Alberto Gilardino? Well, it's not back on, so you all can settle down for the time being. But, according to Sunday's edition of Tuttosport, the Gilardino-to-Juventus thing is a possibility when the January transfer window comes around.
Fun, fun, fun, fun.
Even if there is any bit of truth to this, I continue to ask myself one question: What exactly would a move to Juventus do for Gilardino from a personal aspect? Gilardino could very well be fighting for a spot on Italy's World Cup squad next summer. Hard to believe considering the other attacking options Cesare Prandelli currently has at his disposal, but it's basically the truth. Therefore, why would somebody in Gilardino's situation want to move to a club — regardless of who it is — where he'd obviously be a reserve and not play as much as he would at his current club, Genoa?
Then again, it's not like this crazy thing called 'logic' is used a lot of the time during transfer season, huh? Don't answer that.
But let's not tell that to Tuttosport. They've clearly got other ideas.
Maybe Beppe Marotta sees something useful in Gilardino that some of us don't. There would obviously be more in store and dominos to fall than just bringing in Gilardino on some kind of deal — like, say, Quagliarella leaving Turin like was proposed on the final day of the summer transfer window. Or, ya know, it could be total crap.
I think I'll put my money on that. It seems to be the smart decision when it comes to stuff relating to potential transfers that Tuttosport churns out these days. Yeah, let's go with that. The odds may not be good in my favor, but I've never been a good better anyways.