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Jeremy Menez?

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Just heard a rumour that Rafa is tracking the Monaco number 10, Jeremy Mendes. He's supposed to be one of the brightest lights in French football right now - which doesn't fill me with confidence. Just look at Cisse.

From what I can see on YouTube, he's skillful and not short of pace. Finishing looks a bit suspect though.

My first blush is that I'm not sure where he'd fit in. I don't think Rafa is ready to give up on Kuyt yet, it's too early to get rid of Voronin and Torres is pretty much untouchable. That just leaves Peter Crouch - a completely different player.

If it's true, it's interesting and will, hopefully, be a move geared around giving us more mobility and creativity.

Does anyone else have a scouting report you'd like to share with the class?