Friday, September 01, 2006

Is the Baptista deal permanent?

While most news agencies seem to be claiming that the Baptista-Reyes switch is only, initially, for a season long loan, the Arsenal website and, er, wikipedia, are both claiming that the deal is a permanent one. The term 'undisclosed fee' not 'loan' are on the Arsenal website.

So is the move permanent immediately?

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

If you go on the official Arsenal website. Go to the squad lists, you will find the likes of Bendtner, Larsson and Gilbert still up there.

If Reyes was on loan, naturally he would still be up there too, BUT he's not!!

now if you take that into account and take the "undisclosed fee" comment into account too, then maybe it is a permanent deal.

Anonymous said...

No its a loan. If you look at the factfile on the AFC website it has that its a season long loan at the bottom.

I had thought the same as you!

Anonymous said...

Reyes is on arsenal.com. Right at the bottom of the squad list, with no number

Anonymous said...

I initially thought the same but it is stated somewhere in arsenal.com (can't find it now) that it is a season loan.

Goonerboy said...

Well, we may have bought Baptista, and Reyes could have only gone on loan?

Is anyone else worried that Baptista may not really want to have come to Arsenal?

Anonymous said...

Who knows...If you now check the Baptista factfile under transfer status it has been updated to Undisclosed. So I guess even the Arsenal website don't know.

Anonymous said...

I would have preferred if the deal was a permanent one.

I am only afraid if Baptista performs very well for us this season (I think he will), then Real Madrid may want him back. Doubt Reyes will feature regularly for Real.

Anonymous said...

Fact file on Arsena.com has been changed from Season long loan to undisclosed details. Looks like there is some doubt it is a loan - hopefully permanent

Anonymous said...

Think the loan is a technicality we need to observe in order for Baptista to get his passport - we will then excercise the buyout clause, I believe.

Reyes is in a similair situation, although has not been officially sold yet, as Real don't have the funds.

I'm more interested to know about Ito and Denilson - did we actually sign either of these players?

Anonymous said...

Answered my own question - apparently it's confirmed by the Premier League here:

http://www.premierleague.com/fapl.rac?command=setSelectedId&nextPage=enNewsLatest&id=1382874&type=com.fapl.website.news.NewsItem&categoryCode=NewsLatestFAPremierLeagueNews

Denilson is the biznitch - will be a cracking future partner to either Cesc, Merida, Baptista, or any of the other brilliant central attacking midfielders we have...

Anonymous said...

The Baptista deal is a loan at present, it will be a permanent deal in either january or next summer & the whole thing is agreed so real madrid cannot recall him if he does well etc. Arsenal couldnt sign him permanently now because he does not yet have his spanish passport & he would not have qualified for a work permit due to lack of appearances for brazil.

Anonymous said...

who care if he did not want to come. he want to suceed and be in the national team. to do that he has to perform. that all that matter

Brad said...

Reyes n Baptista Deal Is Permanent 100%