Remember over the summer when Liverpool were oddly linked with Inter Milan midfielder Gary Medel…?
It didn’t seem legitimate at the time, with Medel having already tried his hand at the Premier League, suffering relegation with Cardiff in 2013/14, but yet the story kept doing the rounds in Italy…
James Pearce of the Echo confirmed that the rumours were nonsensical at the time via Twitter.
The stuff about Gary Medel belongs in the same rumour mill bin as Mustafi
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) 17 August 2016
Now, funnily enough, Corriere dello Sport report that the Chilean midfielder is getting a hefty contract extension with bigger wages to boot.
How odd! Medel is continually linked with Liverpool, out of nowhere – and his club feel pressured into offering him a new deal? It’s almost as if the agents had it planned all along…
This just goes to show that unless a transfer rumour comes from trusted sources, such as the Echo or a proper broadsheet newspaper, Sky Sports or BBC Sport, it’s worth ignoring completely. A handful of journalists get the proper scoop on incoming players – and websites on the continent literally have no idea who we’re going to sign.
That’s worth bearing in mind come January.