- May 17, 2018
Statements like this annoy me, as it puts some sort of pressure/expectation of the ITK to be 100% representative and the pure and direct feed right into Levy's synaptic clefts. I don't know but I think it's pragmatic to assume that the variety of ITK guys have different sources from all sides of football (and some have eluded to this from time to time), and so they share what they know from what is provided at the time with the best intentions, but with the caveat that things can change (as Stoof has also suggested).That was not a question to trix if that’s how it looked, just meant we have had months to possibly sort a deal out for bale so no reason for it to go on until the last week of the window. Just seems like another player we really tried for but just run out of time
So, just because someone has info that something is the case 2 days ago, doesn't mean that the information was immediately syphoned at broadband speed from the source. For all we know, the club might have been in dialog (formal or otherwise) for months. It isn't the first time we've heard the link, and so this might be a stage in a process that's been baking for a year or more. There are lots we don't heard of due to it being kept under wraps - for example, I think the first we knew about de Jong was him saying he'd rejected us the previous summer...?