Norwich admit defeat in Santayana transfer bid

Under pressure from fans to land a big-name transfer in the January window, the Canaries have pulled out of talks with the dead Hispano-American philosopher


Norwich City have confirmed they have pulled out of talks to sign George Santayana after the transfer target failed a medical. 

The fact that the Hispano-American philosopher passed away in 1952 makes that news rather less surprising, but will do little to allay the disappointment of Canaries fans.

Santayana, born in 1863 in Madrid, became the target of the bizarre Twitter rumours after one Norwich fan apparently tweeted that he could "do a job" for the club.

Remarkably, his name then spread across fan forums and social media until the club decided to enter the debate with confirmation the move was not going to happen.
On learning of the aborted negotiations, the target did not hold back in expressing his disappointment: "The world is a perpetual caricature of itself; at every moment it is the mockery and the contradiction of what it is pretending to be."
And while Santayana's move has fallen through, fans are apparently still hopeful of landing Chile under-21 international Pablo Neruda and promising German star Freidrich Nietszche before the window slams shut.