PSV Star Ibrahim Afellay Turned Down Everton Move

Chris Wright

8th, September 2010


By Chris Wright

Highly-rated PSV midfielder Ibrahim Afellay has revealed that he turned down a summer move to Everton as he ‘didn’t like the feel of the club’.

The 24-year-old has long been linked with a move away from the Philips Stadion and was again the subject of intense speculation over the close season, with many reports suggesting that he was Premier League-bound – but the 24-year-old is making no secret of the fact that he is holding out for a dream move to Spain;

“There were several clubs that tried to sign me this summer. Hamburg and Everton wanted me, but there has to be a good feeling with a club, and that was not the case, so I decided to stay at PSV.

“I’ve been told on more than one occasion that I’m aiming too high, but I don’t care about that. I’d prefer to move to Spain. The Primera Division is a great league and Valencia, Sevilla and Atletico Madrid are all good teams.

My colleagues in the Netherlands national side have told me about Spain and I’d be happy to play there.”

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  1. Adam says:

    Unless PSV were happy to accept a packet of crisps and some theatre tickets for him I wonder about the truth of this.

    We (Everton) haven’t got a pot to piss in…

  2. Peter says:

    Adam – Haha Nice comment. Everton may have not much to play with but look at Moyes record. It’s the best transfer record, better then Ferguson & Wenger’s so he knows what he’s doing.

  3. Luke says:

    Uh-oh that last bit about spain sums up that thoughts of all the worlds talent in comparison to the prem

  4. Mr. Angry says:

    this lad was right to turn down everton…. he’s got ambition.. he knows that everton are to shit to sign him, he actually preffers the red half of merseyside

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