Sunderland sign Mido for £6m


2nd, August 2007


mido_thfc_profile_2006.jpgIn one of the most surprising transfers yet this season, overweight Spurs striker Mido has joined underachieving (in the Prem at least) Sunderland for a fee of £6m.
On paper, it looks like a personality clash of the titans between Keano’s never say die team approach and Mido’s lethargic, self-absorbed attitude. But, although the Egyptian front man has had numerous run ins with former coaches, if anyone can whip him into shape surely Keane can.
The Black Cats haven’t had much luck with close season signings so – is this an act of desperation or inspiration?

Posted in Sunderland, Tottenham Hotspur, Transfers & Rumours

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  1. Liam says:

    It’s a weird one but if Keano can get Mido back to the form he was in 2 years ago it could be a good one but now Sunderland have about 6 strikers so what will they do with the extra baggage?

  2. Kipp says:

    Jebus Keano, why not the likes of santa cruz? He was only 3.5

  3. OmegaSupreme says:

    Hahahah this is going to end with Keano on a murder rap !!

  4. Louwrens says:

    i thought birm city had already signed him??

  5. RK says:

    If anyone knows how to spot raw talent it’s Keano. With Mido having something to prove and Keano on his back, he’ll be better than ever. Mark my words…MARK THEM!
    Mido, Keano – NOT a coincidence.

  6. joe says:

    It seems a similar gamble Big Sam made in bringing in Anelka and that worked out well. If Mido is smart enough to realize that this is his chance to get rid of his reputation as head case then maybe he’ll take it and avoid having Keane bash his head into the curb. It could work though, there is certainly some talent there.

  7. jonny T says:

    £6 million? For a guy who wasn’t even going to be on the bench at the lane…and would have been costing Spurs money evey week…this the deal of the season for Spurs. But as long as they make enough pies for him he’ll be happy. The whole of Egypt loves Mido for some reason…he is their Beckham.
    The guy is deluded. He wanted £40K per week from Birmingham.
    Keane will soon kill him obviously.

  8. joe says:

    jonny T, he might just do that. And that will be fun to watch too! I miss that evil Keano glare!