Note to football executives around the world: It's January 3rd. The transfer window is open. Let's get cracking!
Half the fun of this great game is the countless transfer rumors that swirl throughout the footballing world 365 days a year. The majority of these never come to fruition, but it's fun to envision "the next big thing" coming to your club. If you follow the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City, or Real Madrid you'd like to think you can buy any player you want no matter the price.
Although the January window is not known for it's blockbuster deals, that could change this time around. Real Madrid are looking to offload big wages and Man City are looking to scoop up world class players. And as always, Chelsea have been linked with their share of big names.
Invariably, the majority of business usually gets done in the final week or so of the window. This often hurts the selling club because they aren't able to adequately replace the player they sold. So my request to owners and the like is to get the checkbook open early and get your business done. This is the best thing for all parties involved...players, clubs, and most importantly the supporters.