Dont want to get all F.M. but BBC website says EFC have interest in David Abelda for 4Mill in January window.
Abelda is a regular in Spanish national team as a defensive mid but has been put on the shit list by Ronald Koeman, Valencia coach ( who won't last the year ). The Spanish national manager, Aragones, says Abelda is the top defensive mid in Spain and will stay a regular even if he sits in the Valencia reserves all year.
Abelda is a player that covers space well, makes plenty of tackles and knits the passing together by always being available to recieve the ball. I think he would be a great buy and may be the best available.
Ray Said, Posted 20/12/2007 at 09:53:50
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1 Posted 20/12/2007 at 13:59:14
2 Posted 20/12/2007 at 13:59:00
Here’s hoping, really looking forward to any new signings now, hopefully Moyes will have a few (1!!) gem(s) lined up!!
3 Posted 20/12/2007 at 14:08:50
4 Posted 20/12/2007 at 14:10:58
5 Posted 20/12/2007 at 14:14:27
Wouldn’t read into it.
6 Posted 20/12/2007 at 15:15:11
7 Posted 20/12/2007 at 10:06:48
Low and behold papers report he is on hisway to us in a four million deal? Gossip makers thinking like myself or a shrewd piece of business for moyes?
8 Posted 20/12/2007 at 12:36:23
9 Posted 20/12/2007 at 12:36:23
Everton manager David Moyes is preparing a £4m bid for Valencia skipper David Albelda. (Various)
Anyone know anything about him? Where he plays etc.?
10 Posted 20/12/2007 at 15:52:45
11 Posted 20/12/2007 at 16:11:37
Albelda is a defensive midfielder who started his career as a centre-back. He is best known for his leadership skills. He has been captain of Valencia since the departure of Gaizka Mendieta. With a solid and robust frame, Albelda makes his presence felt in the middle of the pitch. With Valencia and Spain, Albelda plays a holding role, trying to contain the attacking midfielders of the opposition. He also moves forward regularly, especially during set pieces and is a key figure in Valencia’s counter attack, with much depending on him because of his ability to lead from the front and influence teammates.
12 Posted 20/12/2007 at 16:13:31
13 Posted 20/12/2007 at 17:19:30
14 Posted 20/12/2007 at 17:57:56
15 Posted 20/12/2007 at 18:16:07
16 Posted 20/12/2007 at 19:19:28
17 Posted 20/12/2007 at 19:29:39
Pls do not compare Vogel to Albelda. David Albelda is a midfield dynamo par excellence with a pure class and he is in a completely different level to Vogel. Albelda has represented Spain close to 50 times and been to two world cups. Remember Nil Satis Nisi Optimum - we should only go and sign the great players to make our excellent team even better.
18 Posted 20/12/2007 at 21:40:43
19 Posted 21/12/2007 at 16:50:47
20 Posted 22/12/2007 at 14:48:14
On a connected note (or maybe it should be on another thread), the Spanish sports press reckon Manny Fernandes is next on Koeman’s black list.