Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Young Dutchman on Rafa's List

Press reports suggest PSV’s attacking midfielder Ibrahim Afellay is a target for Rafa Benitez.

This would surely be a great addition to the Liverpool squad.Can he be the right Replacement for Xabi Alonso.It just seems that Rafa is just keeping his options open if Alonso decides to move on.

The talented 23-year-old has also been linked to a number of Premier League clubs in the past with Arsenal thought to be very keen although the arrival of Andrey Arshavin seems to have ended that interest. There are a number of English clubs looking to add more width to their teams and Afellay could prove to be an excellent signing for those clubs.

Despite his superb winning record, a poor season for PSV seems destined to result in the sale of at least one of their star players as the club languished in 4th place, a staggering 15 points behind newly crowned champions AZ. PSV may have struggled but Afellay certainly didn’t. Last season he enjoyed his most productive season yet with an impressive 13 goals in 28 league appearances (27 starts).

Despite his age, Afellay has now made 111 League appearances for the club and scored 25 goals. Only 7 players have scored more league goals than the youngster this season which has prompted the attention of a number of Italian clubs.

No comments :

Post a Comment