Stop Press: club confirms one-year deal for Saha. Bienvenue, Lo-lo or Petit Louis, hope you enjoy your time with us …
Louis Saha’s own tweet said it: “@louissaha08: I’m on my way to discuss with Sunderland.”
I was at first disappointed to see his name linked with us: 1) his age, just turned 34; 2) his injury record; 3) the fear that this was part of horsetrading with Spurs over Sess although as Doug points out below, he was out of contract and therefore a free agent 4) the simple feeling of being underwhelmed by our transfer activity.
But the age will matter relatively little (SuperKev?) if we can keep him fit and get from him the undoubted quality he possesses as well as his experience and guile. If his acquisition is sealed, and then followed by at least two more, then we may be able to look ahead with more confidence.
Louis also seems a good lad. From his own site – http://www.louissaha08.com/ – here is a small introduction to the man and his outlook:
A career in football is always so short but I am happy to have won more games than lost and scored some good goals. Even if I may have missed a billion of chances and too many games for my liking through injury, I have managed to win a few trophies; Premier League, Champions League and a League Cup with Manchester United.
And questions from readers producing one diplomatic reply, one interesting comparison of greats and one piece of footballing philosophy …
[At] Spurs, which players inspire you the most?
I’m impressed by every player in Tottenham squad.
Who is the best? Messi or C Ronaldo
I think they are two incredible players. Messi has got magic in his feet and Cristiano has got every quality that players of any position would dream to have. I will watch Messi but would buy Cristiano.
You have been a great player for Everton. How did you feel about coming on against them?
It was strange but I want to win every game so I was gutted at the end.
Plus one question posed today and awaiting response. Guess who asked it, in rotten French …
Welcome if all goes well today. If you join, will you take on two jobs: score goals of course but also persuade Sess not to go?