An Inexpensive look at the Pivot/Defensive Midfield
With the news today that the released AC Milan midfielder Mathieu Flamini is eyeing a return to England, it occurred to me that maybe we can actually do a 'Arsenal' in the transfer market for once since the Roman Era i.e. spend far less than we budget for.
The former Arsenal midfielder is out of contract and who is yet to sign a new deal at AC Milan has been discussing his plans and made it plain that he would consider an offer to return to the Premier League in pursuit of some silverware which effectively rules out his former club.
Flameni, is quoted in the tabloid press as having remarked,
'Milan offered me a contract for two years but I need to take my time and make the right decision.
'I've been in Italy for five years, I've had a great time and learnt a lot. 'But I miss England and I want to win the Premier League.
'It has a special place in my heart. I like the pace and the physicality of English football and I like that every game is very open.
While people will say that Flamini is very injury prone, I would like to remind such people that so was Torres before he joined us but our medical team which has worked wonders with him, can and would be able to cotton wrap Flamini too.
Besides and most importantly, he would be coming for FREE and I doubt that he would command as such as De Rossi. I think with rumours of Mikel leaving for £18m ( good for both club, Nigeria and Mikel), Flamini would be a very cheap but effective fit into the DM role with Essien and Chalobah as back-up and Ramires as an emergency last man standing option.
What do you think folks?
Fancy a Flamini in blue?