If ever you needed a reason to convince you to ignore the vast majority of transfer speculation which inflicts football fans from May until 30 August, the signing of Miku Fedor is a gift. Spanish football is suffering from the kind of economic wake-up call which makes it possible for aspirational Scottish clubs (I know there’s only one) to sign strikers first choice strikers. Miku came through the scouting process last season and remained on the list but the deal had to be right.
25 goals in 85 games for a struggling team in the top league in the world (Exhibit A: Atletico) suggests we might have someone who will flourish on an acre of Glasgow and will bring experience and confidence onto the field when he faced Barcelona, Benfica and Spartak Moscow. The deal has the hallmarks of Peter Lawwell’s try-before-you-buy policy. Get them in on a loan with an option to buy. If they are successful, do the deal, if not, you’re not stuck with Ulrik Laursen breezing into training asking the other players how they got on at the weekend.
Right now the most important question is, what shape of team does Neil Lennon have in mind? Miku plays through the middle and on the right. He’s fast and he’s 6’1”. Have we bought a someone to play on the right of a front three? Perhaps, but with circa 15 first-choice midfield players to accommodate the plan is surely more complex.
More on this when we have a quieter moment, I’m off to bed to forget all apache command line prompts until January. We’ll talk goalkeepers over the weekend.