August 14th, 2012
Ibrahim Afellay: Should He Stay Or Should He Go Now?
26-year-old Afellay was seen arriving at the Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin in Noordwijk, Netherlands, yesterday. Image: © TOUSSAINT KLUITERS.
Why the transfer window should be kicked in the shins until it goes away: the Ibrahim Afellay rumours.
It all started when, obviously in a mood of disclosure, Robert Jansen commented on his client’s future at the Nou Camp by saying, “100% sure he’ll stay at Barcelona? Life is unpredictable. Now he’s at Barça, we’ll see what happens later,” last month. The loose lipped football agent then tried dangling the season-long loan forbidden fruit in front of some clubs, hoping one would bite for the right price.
Afellay watchers, what gives? He’s only been plying his trade at Barcelona for what, a year? Does his vertically challenged but still fine ass self really want out already? And what colour muzzle should we present to Mr Jansen as an early or belated birthday gift?