Flamini to join elite set of Arsenal-to-Spurs maniacs?
Jermain, meet your potential new team mate…
In a move known in the trade as “The Reverse Sol Campbell”, the word on the street is that Mathieu Flamini might yet find himself back in North London, only this time in the luminous white of Tottenham Hotspur.
The former Arsenal man has been having a torrid time of things at AC Milan, and has reportedly become rather miffed about constantly playing out of position at full-back.
According to today’s Daily Mail, the Frenchman – who wants regular football to force his claims for a World Cup spot – said this:
“I don’t want to play as a full-back, I am a midfielder.”
Much depends on whether Harry Redknapp can shift David Bentley – rather fittingly, a player who has also moved from Arsenal to Tottenham - in the transfer window to raise funds for the move.
A move that would find Flamini joining the small elite list of players who have performed the same trick: the aforementioned Bentley, Rohan Ricketts, David Jenkins, Laurie Brown, and Jimmy Brain.