One of Nigeria’s foremost sport analysts, Biola Kazeem has tagged the tremendous success of the English Premier League as a blessing and equally, a curse to its indigenous country. He mentioned this in an online chat he had with Loladeville yesterday. The chat kicked off on Twitter by 8pm with both accounts – @loladeville_ and @biolakazeem as well as the HashTag – #Loladevillechat
Biola was reacting to a question on the homegrown player rule that compels EPL clubs to play home grown talent in order to improve the quality of indigenous English players. He claimed the success of the EPL will always give the clubs the room to go for the best players while the English players will have to be good to really get played as the rule will only but give them a chance.
Furthermore, Biola believes that the signing of Cech by Arsenal will give them a much needed balance ahead of the new season. He argued that the signing may be important than getting a striker which seem to be a more pressing need. He hinged his argument on the fact that Manchester City had the highest goalscorer in the league the previous season but failed to win it.
On the teams in Manchester; Biola spoke high of Ed Woodward who he believes has made some great moves and more importantly, brought down the wage bill and reduced average age of the Manchester United squad.
In the same vein, he opined that Manchester City have made some good signings including that of Raheem Sterling although he admitted that was extortionate.
Speaking of good signings, Biola thinks the loan move for Falcao and Wilnaldjum to Newcastle doesn’t entirely belong in that category.
In conclusion, he is looking out for Liverpool whom he believes will score goals aplenty, Stoke City and crystal Palace while also anticipating a far more dramatic end to the summer transfer window.