In the summer it runs rife
Nods, winks, hints and rumours
It’s part of football life
Are we playing six across the middle?
It certainly seems that way
With so many links to midfielders
There’s a new one every day.
Today we’re linked with Coady
Yesterday it was Wood
We need to bust the budget
And sign somebody good.
Kuszczak’s signed a new contract
I’m sure I heard that news
But now I see he’s upped and gone
His contract’s now with Blues.
McDonald’s off to Fulham
I hear a second bid’s afoot
Then the Gaffer says: No that’s wrong
McDonald’s staying put.
Perhaps we’ll try again for Bamford
A striker in his prime
And though we’ve tried and failed before
He’s sure to come this time.
The gaffer denies everything
That’s his usual way
“He’s not a player on our radar”
Then he’s signed the very next day.
Some Prem clubs want Afobe
But he’s the one we want to keep
So you better be talking eight figures
‘cause he’s not coming cheap.
And so the circus rolls along
And as the season’s getting nearer
The clubs get a bit more desperate
And players just get dearer.