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.

But now, Janesen’s back pedalling on his words completely, claiming the Dutch international is happy, healthy, not leaving the Spanish club, blah, blah, blah.

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?

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8 Responses to “Ibrahim Afellay: Should He Stay Or Should He Go Now?”

  1. xxxo says:


  2. Donna says:

    Than is my man lol

  3. Yulia says:

    He's 26 now. Nowadays, that's the age of footballers nearing or at their veteran stages. If he wants a more prominent (starting) role on a team, he should leave. If he wants to help out off the bench on one of the best teams in the world, he should stay. Just depends on what he wants.

    • Allison says:

      That's pretty much it. When you have Messi, Villa, Alexis, Pedro, and Cesc, there's not alot of room on the field for Ibi.

  4. Kristina says:

    It would be such a shame if he went! For us and for him as well, I'd like to believe. Just think, to have had the chance to play for a team like Barca, then almost immediately getting injured, and by the time you heal up they sell you. Such an anticlimax!

  5. IrishBlue says:

    Oh my…

    This boy/man/sexy beast is so photogenic.
    I know this is not answering the question but what do you expect when you post pictures like that. No logical thoughts that's for sure.

  6. Gladys says:

    Tello and Fontas are also up for possible trade. This must be some sort of Xavi-helmed plot to get rid of every hot player over 5'9".;)

    But seriously, I realize hoping for a complete transportation strike between Spain and the UK and Italy until Sept. 1 is too selfish. But what about just kidnapping all the agents? Santi's gone. Llorente is likely headed East. Who knows what's up for Javi Martinez (they claim Barca's interested but they don't want to pay– I'm sure the EPL will.) I feel like La Liga is barely holding on to non-FCB/RM players. (Soldado re-upped and Falcao and Adrian seem like they're staying put but who knows.) If they're going to trade or loan players, I really wish they would go to other La Liga teams.

  7. PepaCandela says:

    IBI STAYS. (please)