A lover of the nightlife, Marouane Chamakh might be swapping his Cristal palace for a Crystal one, according to today’s The Sun newspaper.
Dubious as we always are about stories which appear in said publication, they quote the ubiquitous ‘insider’ who claims that manager Ian Holloway wants the Moroccan on a 6 month loan deal.
“Chamakh’s now top of the manager’s wish-list,” said the silhouetted snitch from the shadows of a dimly-lit underground car park.
“He wants a target man to compliment Dwight Gayle and Chamakh fits the bill. Holloway feels he can bring the best out of him and has always rated him.
“The plan is to bring him in for six months and see how the move works out.”
He then dissolved into the darkness, the metal tips of his heels echoing away through the basement like a really bad analogy in a Dan Brown novel.
To paraphrase the Liverpool owner, we’re not sure what Ian Holloway has been smoking, but hopefully he’s got a mega-bong of the stuff at the ready until this deal gets done.
Chamakh made a grand total of no league appearances for Arsenal last season, scoring a whopping zero goals, and a January loan move to West Ham was about as successful as Piers Morgan at the National Not A Complete Wanker Competition.
While a permanent move away would be obviously be preferable, this would be better than him hanging around for the final year of his contract.