News that the 23 year old Obiang is on his way to the club seemed all but confirmed this morning when ClaretandHugh was told: “We can’t comment on players until after deals are done or not done!”
That’s football speak for “negotiations are in progress” and it means that Song has now all but been discarded as an option.
It’s not all about his post-Christmas loss of form either and has as much to do with £70k wage demands when Obiang is seen as a top player who can possibly be wooed into a deal for around 45k a week
With an £8.5 million transfer deal involved it would represent a financial package of around £17 million over four years..
Recruitment director to the board Tony Henry is driving he deal and it looks certain the player will become the first signing of the summer.