Let’s look up ‘big’ in the thesaurus and see what comes up
It looks like clubs are now using thesauruses before releasing official club statements. In these busy days of transfer windows, a “big”, “multi-million”, or “undisclosed” figure doesn’t cut it anymore.
Following hot on the heels of the news that Valencia would only sell David Villa if a “scandalously scandalous” offer was made and the revelation that AC Milan had rejected a “monster” bid for Alexandre Pato, Barcelona lost no time in revealing that Manchester City had made a “stratospheric” offer to Samuel Eto’o.
OTP is still waiting to see if Sir Alex Ferguson plumps for an elephantine offer for Karim Benzema! Perhaps the clubs’ press teams have just been scraping round for new adjectives since Michael Owen stole all the good ones.