The 24 year old PSV EINDHOVEN attacking midfielder IBRAHIM AFELLAY is sounding more & more as a possible “2011Winter Transfer Market” operation with direction Spain. Earlier the player was sounding as a possible Atletico de Madrid signing, but Spanish giant FC BARCELONA has entered the picture in a very serious manner. The Dutch player finishes contract this year & will be a free agent as of the 1st of January which makes the player a very attractive bargain & asset. Other European Clubs are also knocking on the door of Afellay, like Manchester United, Chelsea & Sevilla Fc, but Barça is in the front running. The Spanish Club is concerned that their actual season 2010 – 2011 squad is short & liable to risk if injuries were to appear in the vital back end of this current season.
With this in mind, another name is sounding heavily at "CampBarça" as a possible signing from Italian Football. Argentine sensation JAVIER PASTORE of PALERMO is hotly rumoured to be close to falling into the Barça net, with the only unknown being if Barcelona will make an offer this January 2011 or wait till the end of the season. Here too, there is competition & concretely from ManchesterCity who may begin a possible bidding “war”.
In either case, stay tuned, as with most things in Football rumours run riot & what is white today will be black tomorrow. I will be keeping an eye on developments & let you know if new details surface in the coming days or weeks.
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