In accordance with a report by RAC1 journalist Gerard Romero (thought of fairly dependable), Bayern Munich have referred to as FC Barcelona to investigate a couple of mortgage deal for considered one of their right-backs. There’s no data on which participant it might be, so any considered one of Sergi Roberto, Sergino Dest, or Emerson might be on the desk.
That is the entire extent of the “report”, reminiscent of it’s, and confirming its existence was a nightmare and a half. So, earlier than I get into the query of plausibility, let me take you down the rabbit gap we undergo to attempt and ensure our data is correctly sourced. In a sea of pretend information, this job can get very troublesome.
It begins with a tweet by @iMiaSanMia, who each Bayern fan follows. They really do a reasonably good job of constructing positive their information is actual, so it is a good signal. Nonetheless, relating to non-German sources, it’s greatest to seek out an outlet that corroborates the report.
Bayern have referred to as Barcelona to ask for a mortgage deal for considered one of their right-backs (Sergiño Dest, Emerson or Sergi Roberto). No extra data on the id of the participant for the time being [@gerardromero]
— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) July 17, 2021
Step one I often undergo is to look by way of the replies and quote tweets to see if anybody has referred to as out the report for being false. There was nothing like that right here, so I as a substitute moved to Gerard Romero’s twitter to see if he had tweeted concerning the information. This led me to his Twitch stream, which is sort of TWO HOURS lengthy.
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SAÚL, LENGLET, PJANIC…. https://t.co/nkZ7dB3XBy
— Gerard Romero (@gerardromero) July 17, 2021
I attempted to observe it, however the man gave me a headache. Due to this fact, I attempted to go to the supply — RAC1’s precise web site. However their sport part didn’t have something on this information, and why wouldn’t it? There’s barely sufficient data to fill a tweet, I’m simply rambling about sources to replenish area.
Anyway, with that avenue closed to me, I moved on to different aggregators who typically put up dependable data. Different Barca accounts appear to be posting the story with out situation, reminiscent of Barca Common:
You undergo their replies and quote tweets and nobody’s actually calling out the information as faux. Soccer followers are recognized for no less than attempting to smell out bullsh—, err nonsense, so it is a good signal. You may’t simply attribute any outdated craziness to a journalist and get away with it. Plus, even non-English accounts are tweeting about it:
Le Bayern appelé le #Barca pour un latéral droit. Pas d’infos supplémentaires pour le second.
— Actualité – Barça (@ActualiteBarca) July 17, 2021
In order that’s that. If you already know Spanish/Catalan and might sit by way of Romero’s Twitch stream, be my visitor. Remark if the report doesn’t exist. Now let’s consider the plausibility of the rumor.
Do Bayern want a right-back? YES. Do Barcelona want cash? Additionally sure. Have these two golf equipment completed comparable offers previously? Undoubtedly. Simply take a look at the Coutinho switch. That was a traditional case of the 2 FCB’s fixing one another’s issues by way of a mortgage deal.
Now, the concept Bayern would enquire a couple of mortgage for considered one of Barca’s gamers isn’t very far-fetched. In that sense, this report is probably going correct. Will this quantity to something? In all probability not. Even when we do get a mortgage, the Catalans gained’t let go of Sergino Dest, who was Bayern’s goal in 2020. They’ll in all probability attempt to unload Sergi Roberto on us as a substitute, who reportedly earns a large wage and is being requested to take a pay-cut.
Would this be an excellent deal? Virtually actually not. Roberto is a mediocre midfielder and a mediocre right-back. Assume Joshua Kimmich, however considerably worse in each single method. At Bayern, he would sit on the bench proper subsequent to Sarr for the whole season.
So why are we attempting to get him? Properly, I blame flipish:
I warned you, flipish! I warned you that this could occur. Why should you tempt the soccer gods on this method?