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Flamini to join elite set of Arsenal-to-Spurs maniacs?

Jermain, meet your potential new team mate…

Flamini and defoe

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. 

4 responses so far
  • Harryhosk // January 13, 2010 at 11:19 am

    A reverse Sol Campbell would have to be an Arsenal skipper constantly stating that he wanted to renew his contract and that he loved the club, then changing his story to, ‘er, well, actually I might leave, but I would never join Tottenham because I am Arsenal through and through’ and then turning up at a Tottenham press conference announcing his devotion to Spurs.
    Sol Campbell may be a lot of things, but a man of high moral fibre is not one of them – as he has proven to Spurs, Pompey and Notts County (not too mention Arsenal themselves, whom he told that he was leaving to go abroad, only to then pitch up at Portsmouth).

  • Scott // January 13, 2010 at 11:35 am

    I thought Bentley joined Spurs from Blackburn??

    Flamini would be a good addition to the squad

  • Umm...No // January 13, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    This is what I love about British papers – you can always count on Tottenham being linked with a dozen or so players in every transfer window that they will never get.

  • Stratty // January 13, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    I can already see Harry shaking his head in bemusement at his next press conference. Meantime, there’s nothing that’ll revive disgust quite so suddenly as Judas rejoining the evil-doers down the 7 Sisters Road.

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