On the eve of Thomas Di Benedetto completing his purchase of Roma, Di Benedetto has came out claiming that he would like to purchase 5 new players over the summer. This is some thing that aging AS Roma squad badly need if they are going to continue to battle for the last Champions league spot, let alone the Scudetto.
One of those player could be could be Ghana and Sunderland’s Asamoah Gyan. Fresh off a fantastic game for Ghana were he grab a late tying goal versus England, his stock is high. Gyan moved from Rennes to Sunderland for around 13 million euros only last year. But the lure of the Eternal city, the prospect of challenging for the Scudetto and playing in the Champions League may just be too much for Gyan to resist.
While GQ isnt the finest magazine, often I see it as the guy that wants to be cool but is always late into trends or a style and just comes off looking mass produced and without much personality. Example, in the wear this not that section, Dont wear that hoodie, put on a sweater and a button down and some pants. But then don’t tuck your shirt in and make those pants cargo pants. Then put on a pair of tennis shoes that your grandpa would wear. But anyway.
But after saying all this GQ has put together a pretty decent list of the 25 coolest athletes of all time. While a list can never be perfect, and yes they do have Tim Lincecum on it but leave out the likes of a Satchel Paige or a Jack Johnson, over all I think they did a pretty good job.
I could breakdown the future of Italy or the Usa but seeing that this has been done countless times and will continue to be done for sometime, I’ll take a look at Ghana
As any good Detroiter, I have a natural attraction to Black people in competition. This is one reason I wasn’t has heartbroken about the USA loss to Ghana, I mean if it had to be any team, I’m glad it was Ghana.
But after losing the, hmm I need to find a neutral, not angry word……..I’ll go with heartbreaking, after losing that heartbreaking match to Uruguay, the future for Ghana is extremely bright.(and im not going to make a bright and star pun, that would be just too much)
15 players under the age of 25.
And I think another key to Ghana success in the future is that the majority of their players are already in Europe and playing on a regular basis for the most part.
And with players like Kevin Prince Boateng and Andre Ayew to bigger clubs in Europe, maybe 2014 Pele will finally be right, please?