We’ve all heard the latest, Matt Green is going to Salford. Those who heard it from a friend in the pub have been peddling it as if they’re in the know for weeks now.
This weekend I was inundated with people coming up to me telling me how they’d heard from a reliable source Green was off and would I do an article on it. I wouldn’t.
Today, reputable website HITC have broken the news that Matt Green is indeed close to a Salford move, with several clubs looking to hijack the switch. However, it appears as though Graham Alexander has stolen the impetus and bagged himself our 17-goal leading scorer from last season.
The rumours appeared to gain validity when Green threw his shirt into the crowd at the end of the 3-1 win this weekend, but when Pete O’Rourke reports it’s happening, the likelihood is that it’s going ahead.
I’ll be bringing more reaction and thought on this later on today, but for now it seemed only right to address the rumours and finally add some validity to all those who seem to have known for ages.
For the record, the fee I’ve heard thrown around is £75,000, whether that is close or not is a case of conjecture, but there will be a fee and it will be worth our while. Green has started two league games this season, but I shall be incredibly sad to see him go, should that be the outcome of the reports.
It also confirms the curse of my memorabilia wall. In the past year and a half I’ve had signed pictures of Nathan Arnold, Paul Farman, Alex Woodyard, Luke Waterfall and Matt Green on my wall. I’ve currently got Green and Matt Rhead.
I promise not to get Bruno or Bozzy done for a while.