There are news circulating the sports world that you hear and you can't help but laugh away, but moments later you come back to ask, how true can that be?
During the week a lot has happened in the sporting world; successes, scandals, conroversies and money going cash-in-cash-out
Saturdays we look at buffs that are supposedly true, that we just hear are like; how imaginably true can that be?
Cristiano Ronaldo's probable return to United before January of 2014; the question here is not the impossibility in that occurrence, the eye-raiser is the money involved
Man Utd is agreeing to pay the Portugal international, çurrent FIFA Ballon D'or winner and La Decima winner, a whooping weekly wage of 300,000 pounds which would make him the highest paid player ever in World history. The buff there is this; how on earth would they want to pay him that much and just offer 60m pounds to Real Madrid as the transfer fee? Ronaldo was not such the big name that he is now when he was at Old Trafford but he left for 80m Euros. Now he is three times the brand he was then and they want him back for such a 'small' sum a player his calibre? Somebody at the Bernabeu or Old Trafford needs to think appropriately!
Ghana sacked its coach Kwesi Appiah on Friday after he successfully led them to the World Cup in June and two AFCON qualifiers because of a foreign coach and his inability to manage the beef between him and some top Black Stars players. The sacking and the reason behind it is not the surprise; African countries are fond of that, placing the foreigner ahead of their own. The Buff there is Kwesi reportedly rejecting the 100,000 dollars compensation that the GFA is offering him. Who acts like that? . If Ghanaians can reach him, please give him this advice from over here; 'Kwesi, you have done your bit, some you were successful in and some you were not. If they are offering that money, take it and go away... If the problem with the national team is from you, then be thankful that you got paid for making the fire. However, if is not from you, take it still and be proud you did not come cheap. 100,000 dollars is over 10m Naira here; Keshi won the Nations Cup and he did not get that at a hand stretch. You haven't won anything, and you crashed out of the World Cup in the group stage, Nigeria was a step further; so brother, take that money and OUT!. Protect your image!
Third and final buff is the egregious news about Tottenham costing 1bn pounds and Thomas Levy is saying no to such a generational offer, Levy? Cmon! I may not be too sure but I think I am, Spurs over the years have not won anything major in football; they only manage, not overcome and there is news that your club could go for such lorries load of cash and yet you say its not time?. When will it be time, when you lose partners, run into debts and be run through administration?. Man, the Brits would say; Take the bait, Mate!. I'd say it now, take the levy, Levy!