Written by @khanna1905
Deadline Day. A day of immense excitement as football fans around the globe anticipate if their club is going to make a signing. Known to be one of the most exciting days in a football calendar. Or is it?
Although Deadline Day would be exciting as it’s the last day where clubs are desperate to make their business go through, the only big name signings that happen are ones that we are all expecting to happen, for example Pierre Emmerick Aubameyang. An agreement has been reached in principal between Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund for the Gabon international and is most likely to become official in deadline day. Does this really mean it’s a deadline day major signing although it is already known that it’s going to happen? I don’t really think so. It would be more of a shock now if it didn’t happen than if it happened.
There is no argument that on deadline day, deals you are not expecting to happen do happen but it’s never a major signing, for example on deadline day in the summer, Chelsea signed Davide Zappacosta having not been a mention of him during the whole transfer window. So it’s a signing that you are not expecting but you are not exactly jumping for joy as they are not even first team regulars half the time.
At the end of the day as a football fan you still do get a thrill when you see the timer ticking away to the deadline and the entertainment of Jim White in his yellow tie going crazy and the reporters at the grounds of each clubs giving out information as they get it. But if you do think about it hard, do you find yourself feeling disappointment as your club hasn’t done anything exciting? I feel that is the case with most fans and clubs and being a Chelsea fan, it doesn’t seem that there will be any big names heading to Stamford Bridge at 11pm on January 31st.
Who knows, maybe I will be proven wrong and something big an unexpected will happen tomorrow, all we can do is sit back, turn on Sky Sports News and wait.