Thursday, February 16, 2006
¿Qué pasa, Anton?
Lionel Scaloni has revealed that West Ham defender Anton Ferdinand is pondering life in Spain. The London Evening Standard has quoted the Argentinian as saying, "I've only been here a few weeks but Anton immediately impressed me with his questions about life in Spain, what Barcelona is like as a city and a club. He wants to learn some Spanish words and I'm happy to teach him. But when I asked him what it was about he admitted that it does seem that Barcelona are genuinely interested in signing him."
Alan Pardew has already insisted that Barcelona's mooted but so far nonexistent offer, variously reported as being between £4 million and £5.5 million, is derisory. "It is a ridiculous figure," said the West Ham honcho at the time. "Even if we were to accept an offer for Anton, that won't be good for him because he needs his education, he needs to be here."
Cómo se dice "stick your blue flag" en español?
Incidentally, Scaloni may earn his sixth cap for Argentina after being called up to the squad for their friendly match against Croatia on the first of March, just three days before West Ham's clash with Everton.