ATTENTION. It's the BIGGEST transfer news of summer. 1 hour by now. 19.15 UK, 20.15 CET. Premier League club and a european one involved.— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) August 21, 2015
Tancredi Palmeri is the poster-child for building professional success and gaining world-wide attention through the power of Twitter. For many years, he was just another contributor at Gazzetta and occasionally CNN. But then he took his obnoxious brand of lunacy to Twitter, and a few BOOMs later, starting around 2012 and really breaking out in 2013, a massive media star was born. It hardly mattered that he got things wrong all the time (Cavani to Chelsea, Mata to PSG, to name a couple obvious ones). He was loud, he was brash, he was confident. A stereotypical Italian, if you will. He also blocked me on Twitter after I wrote about my personal disappointment in the Cavani saga, which is fairly hilarious in its own right.
5 minutes to BIGGEST transfer news of the window— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) August 21, 2015
There's a chance that Tancredi is just an elaborate performance art masterpiece by some Andy Kaufman-esque prankster playing the long game on the rest of us rumor-hungry chumps.
SUPERBOOM! Chelsea have offered 120m€ to Juventus for Pogba! Juve not keen to sell, but understand they won't get more— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) August 21, 2015
For maximum effect, he tweeted it in three languages. "Italian by birth. Sicilian by the grace of God." BOOM. MULTI-BOOM. SUPERBOOM.
Tick tick tick. BOOM.
BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!
...and the Double Jeopardy round...
Plus, De Bruyne has agreed with Manchester City. It's all happening. (Maybe.)