It’s been staring us in the face, there is our own English Premier League do we have a player just as influential for his own team if not more so than Luka Modric is for Spurs, his class on the pitch was a factor in us losing to Newcastle United yesterday, a player who made his team tick and gives that added class, a player who stands out from the rest and gets you off your seat in excitement whenever he gets the ball.
Step up Hetem Ben Arfa. This guy is slowing edging himself into the same league as Luka Modric, he is now what is making Newcastle United tick. Having returned from a long-term injury last season he was influential in The Toon’s inspirational season and scored some great goals as well as assists.
There are rumours that the money we get from Modric will go towards a striker, well to be honest we should already have the money for a striker, we sold Keane, Pav, Crouch, Kranjcar, Corluka and Palacios so there is around £30m there for a striker as I can’t stress enough the importance of replacing Luka, to be a top team you need to have a creative midfielder, Livermore, Jenas, Hudd, Sandro and Parker are never going to turn you into a top team alone, every team needs a bit of magic.
I have been watching Ben Arfa for a while now and he is really impressing me, question is not whether Newcastle would let him go as everyone has a price but whether or not he would regard us as a bigger club and worth leaving Newcastle for as I am not convinced. The guy is pure class and I’d give my right testicle to see him in a Spurs shirt, if not then stick to plan a and get Moutinho please Mr Levy.
Who needs scouts when you’ve got me here….