The Transfer Market Mysteries

In the international soccer calendar, this month is not called “January” but the “European transfer window,” a period during the season when European clubs can buy and sell new players. It’s an exciting month for rumor mongers. Right now, if you keep up with newspapers and websites, you probably know that Andrei Arshavin, the baby-faced assassin, is sure to wear an Arsenal shirt soon, that Manchester City are gunning for Yaya, Kolo and all players named Toure and that Kenny “Franken” Cooper is staying in the Lone Star State. Of course, that all may change in the time it takes to finish this sentence.

But despite all this speculation, there is something fundamentally mysterious about the movement of soccer players from team to team. Read on at ESPN.


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