Friday 22 September 2017

6 out-of-contract footballers to complete Tony Adams's Granada master plan

By Max McLean

Can Adams keep Granada in La Liga? These chaps might be able to help.

Tony Adams is moving fast at Granada – having been at the club for two days, he’s already brought in two free agents: Kieran Richardson and Nigel Reo-Coker.

That got us thinking – who else could Adams add to his squad in an effort to salvage his new side’s La Liga status?

1. Didier Drogba

Didier Drogba’s a free agent, but what does he know about a relegation fight? Nothing, and with good reason.

2. Dimitar Berbatov

Did you know Dimitar Berbatov has 48 goals in 78 games for Bulgaria? We think the 36-year-old has one more relegation battle in him.

3. Robbie Keane

Robbie Keane might have retired from international football, and he might be without a club since leaving LA Galaxy, but Granada would surely be missing a trick not to sign a man who scores goals like this in his own garden.

4. Lassana Diarra

Lassana Diarra has played for Real Madrid, Arsenal and Chelsea, but also represented Portsmouth during Adams’s time as Pompey manager.

The 32-year-old promised much as a young player – we think it’s about time he joined Adams once more.

5. Chris Kirkland

Because who doesn’t need a goalkeeper with a hat?

Granada have conceded 65 goals in the league so far, at more than two a game, so what about a change of keeper? Kirkland has relegation battle experience too, having played for Wigan and Coventry among others – also, the hat.

6. Anthony McNamee

And finally, not a big name, but a great chant follows Anthony McNamee around – the 32-year-old midfielder has played for Norwich and Watford in a career spanning all four divisions of English football.

Furthermore, that chant we referred to has the power to get the Granada fans going. To the tune of This Old Man, altogether now: “Anthony McNamee, he looks f****** quick to me…”

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