Saturday, July 7, 2012

BNN - The Final Countdown

I know this took a while, but the fee is now settled and all moving parts are on board. Roma will send €3.6 million, half-ownership of Adrian Stoian and Leandro Greco for a season on loan to acquire Michael Bradley from Chievo (who are now ruing that they only signed him for two years last summer) . As we've seen the i-dotting and t-crossing can drag, but the plan right now is for him to arrive at preseason camp on Monday.

Quoth GOB Bluth: "Ta-da!"




- Greg Seltzer

17 comments:

RobUsry said...

Hopefully Roma aren't saying "I've made a huge mistake." down the road.

Greg Seltzer said...

Are you just turning a GOB phrase or actually concerned he won't succeed there? If it's the latter, I wouldn't worry. This is an ideal move for him.

RobUsry said...

Lol it's the former. It's the only way I could make it fit. I love the move for him especially if Zeman is as in love with him as you say.

dikranovich said...

it hurt to read jeff carlisle say that people felt bradley would walk into villa and start, even though houllier basically had his players, like makhoun and whomever, or the scotch coach who could not recognize bradleys talent, but could find a bar in cleveland with browns coach without even opening his eyes. and even at monchengladback, ziege who brought in bradley, was gone before bradleys first season was over.

Brian said...

Hopefully he'll find some other Americanos like him there, like Gene Parmesan. Isn't he the best?

Misael Garcia said...

Dikranovik the hell are you saying?

dikranovich said...

cuban missle crisis, let me explain a little clearer. houllier is nothing special. a poor mans wenger. liverpool did their best when he was not even coaching and phil thompson took over, dont you member that?

alex mcleish, he is a good drinker, was a strong defender, but is a so so manager. and not very good at observing talent. he recruited shay givens to villa, and charles nzogbia, two duds.

the point is that jeff was comparing a loan move to villa at the last minute of the transfer window, to a player being sought after in a big way as he has been with roma. it was just a funny comparison to make. thats what im saying. jeffs ultimate point being that there is no guarantee junior will start at roma.

Greg Seltzer said...

I know most everyone is worried he won't start, but technically, there's no guarantee of anything in this life. However, Sabatini wanted to chase him last summer and Zeman loves him. Bradley will get starts.

Andy said...

English papers reporting Liverpool about to make a bid for Dempsey. I don't understand why Clint would consider that move, given the state of the reds...

Greg Seltzer said...

English papers are great!! You can hold your fish AND chips in them!!

;)

dikranovich said...

out of all the top tier teams in england, liverpool really is probably the best fit and he would be playing with luis suarez and stevie g

David Wagner said...

How do you half own a player? How would that work?

Greg Seltzer said...

It's very common in Italy and nowhere else. Essentially, each club owns half the player's registration rights, with everything that entails. Frankly, I would not like to take part in this type of thing if I was in charge, seems like it could spawn much trouble.

The funny part is Roma had to buy half of Stoian's ownership earlier this week so they could send that half to Chievo in the deal. Kooky.

RobUsry said...

Does it mean anything that Greco played in Roma's friendly today?

dikranovich said...

co-ownership sounds like a pretty good idea to me. it take the burden off of a team that might want to loan out a player and not have to worry that such a player will get injured while away from the club, because both parties have half interest in such a player.

plus there is less likely to be collusion between players and second parties who are looking to take a player on loan, then try and purchase for a more desireable price.

co-ownership is also apparently pretty common in south america.

AS Roma Times said...

In Italy two clubs can share a co-ownership up to 2 years.
Then there are two alternatives:
- one club buys the other club's half;
- if there is no agreement, both clubs have to introduce a bid for the other half in a letter, and the higher one wins.

During the co-ownership each club can sell its own half of the player.

Greg Seltzer said...

@ Rob:

Not that I'm aware of, they may have needed the body today. This was today's statement from Walter Sabatini:

"For Bradley, it's just a matter of details. He will be here within two days."