About half of the Brazilian Olympic squad on display in today’s warm up have been linked to Premiership sides.
Remember when Chelsea were gyrating their hips fast and furiously to attract Neymar earlier this year. But it is Olympic team mate, Oscar who has reportedly undergone a medical at Chelsea, in line to be their newest acquisition although the club officially has yet to announce him. Hulk brought down by Micah Richards for a penalty which Neymar was able to convert is also on Roman Abramovich’s radar if they can solve his vexatious escape clause.
Lucas Moura could be on his way to Old Trafford but Santos just refused to part with him for an outlandish £29m. Ganso has been linked to Arsenal in recent times as injury plagued Jack Wilshere’s return has been pushed back deeper and the Gunners struggle to find the cutting edge minus Cesc Fabregas.
Oscar’s Internacional buddy, striker Leandro Damaio was on Spurs wish list but they have their hands full with Luka Modric almost sure to leave White Hart for Real Madrid while Emmanuel Adebayor plays hooky with personal terms as City looks to part company with the Togolese. However Spurs team mate, Sandro, who scored the first goal will be very much a part of their first team as will Rafael for Man Utd this season.
Which gets us back to the game and did we say team GB were outclassed. Yes, they were, by a zillion Higgs Bosons. An excellent Jack Butland who came on in the second half prevented further damage.