Dutch midfielder Ibrahim Afellay could be about to get his dream move to the Premier League with Arsenal primed to obtain the twenty-four-year-old’s signature.
Despite interest from Real Madrid and Liverpool, it is believed that Afellay, who is one game away from making his 150th appearance for PSV, would fit into Arsene Wenger’s system better than anywhere else.
Afellay is a creative player who prefers to play in the centre of midfield, although he can be used out wide on either side as well. It is thought that PSV youth product could be seen as a replacement for Cesc Fabregas, who is expected to leave for Barcelona within the next two seasons.
The midfielder failed to make a major impact in the World Cup in the summer, making three substitute appearances for Bert van Marwijk’s side. Afellay is yet to score his national side but has netted forty-one times for PSV. In 2007, he was awarded the Young Player of the Year award in the Netherlands.
It may not be too long before he joins a long list of talented youngsters in the Arsenal set-up.
Originally found on Caught Offside.