News of the Day: Yes, Afellay to Barça, And Here Comes the International Break!By: Ade C. | November 16th, 2010
PSV Eindhoven and FC Barcelona have reached agreement on a deal to bring Ibrahim Afellay to Barça, with only the personal terms between the player and the Catalan club to be settled over the next few weeks.
The player will be registered in January once the winter transfer market opens. Until the deal is finally settled, Ibrahim Afellay wishes to concentrate on the upcoming important games for PSV.
‘Personal terms’, hm? Considering his age, I think that a supply of lollipops and a place in the bench by Bojan should be enough to seal the deal!
Say what you want about Don Sandro Rosell (and we have lots of things to say about him and his ears), but so far he’s been extremely good at this signing thing, hasn’t it? Quick, quiet, painless and considerably cheap (word is Ibi will cost us 3 million euros), that seems to be his policy, and considering our past buys (cough*Chygrynksiy*cough), it’s an improvement.
What do you think about Afellay, and what do you think Thiago Alcántara thinks of him?
-And the last international break of the year has carried away 13 of our players, which is almost ridiculous. Spain has claimed the usual eight victims (VV, Puyol, Piqué, Busquets, Xavi, Iniesta, Pedrito and Villa) for a friendly against Portugal, while Messi and Mascherano, and Dani Alves and Adriano, will meet in Qatar for a classic Argentina-Brazil friendly. Eric Abidal has been forgiven by Laurent Blanc for the World Cup snafu and will be at the England-France friendly at Wembley… you know, just in case you were missing mid-week matches!