How transfer rumours work: Why Eduardo isn’t heading back to Arsenal!

So far the January transfer market has been very quiet.

Nevertheless, plenty of rumours have been peddled online and in newspapers on a daily basis.

Here at 101GG, we attempt to bring you the big stories from trusted sources and believe that often reliable foreign websites are quicker than their English counterparts.

The advent of social media and literally thousands of football websites, means that it can become very hard to separate the wheat from the chaff.

Croatian journalist Aleksandar Holiga Tweeted an excellent example of how completely baseless transfer rumours start and can ping back and forwards on the internet.

The example used is Arsenal – who are set to be linked with any number of strikers or forward players now that Theo Walcott is out for six months.

Even before Walcott’s injury, Arsenal were linked with moves for Diego Costa, Alvaro Morata, Dimitar Berbatov and plenty more…

It is a fine illustration of how the football media works and is worth bearing in mind when you check out the transfer gossip in the coming weeks.


Eduardo da Silva