Memories in the last minute
I often wrote it on here or whispered it quietly that I would've loved to have seen Dennis Rommedahl become a truly exciting player for us but it wasn't to be and a long time before the last rites in May even his most ardent advocates had given up the ghost. His goal at Newcastle and his famous last minute one at Palace plus a few mazy runs aside, he just never did it in a red shirt, and he saved his best performances even more gallingly away from The Valley.
Rommedahl's name and form for Denmark was still enough for him to be subject of quite a bit of interest this summer though but he was holding out for a move back to Holland and he today signed for giants Ajax
on a 3-year deal for £680,000.
Romm's game is no doubt better suited to the Eredivisie than the Premiership and *takes deep breath* will join Jaap Stam, Edgar Davids and Wesley Sneijder in the Champions League next season. Thanks for the last minute memories Dennis.
Meanwhile only a medical separates Luke Young from joining that hot-bed of football passion Middlesbrough this weekend. Young has had previous medical problems due to a dodgy ankle, notab
ly at West Ham. This might explain why the fee of £2.5m is a lot less than originally suggested. However it's more cash in the bank with a ready made replacement in Moo2 and negotiations continuing with Hayden Mullins.
I hated Young when he first came. Luke-warm? He was postively tepid that first season, but to be fair to the bloke, he got better, gained in stature, was a decent captain and I was proud to see his debut for England here in Chicago
two years ago.
Anyway, lets hope the medical team up at The Riverside are as crap as ours used to be!