We already knew that Park Chu-Young was on his way, an experienced South Korean international with a decent record for Monaco, also pacey and capable of playing in wide areas if needed. This was a good start.
This evening the news is breaking that Andre Santos, a Brazilian left back, is to sign from Fenerbahce, provided the routine is completed tomorrow. He looks a highly gifted player with a cracking left foot, he has caps for Brazil and is apparently not too shabby defensively. At 28 he is also an experienced pro, his goal scoring record is also quite remarkable, averaging about 1 in 5 but he has played in the midfield a fair bit for Fenerbahce apparently.
It is also highly unlikely that these will be our final signings. I think a big name midfielder, an attacking midfielder and a centre back are all likely to also be on our shopping list. I can't remember the last time a transfer window was so breathtakingly exciting and scary, all in one. Certainly I don't think the club has been wise to leave all this to the last minute, but it isn't half seat of the pants stuff!