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Rumour Mill-Rabiu Afolabi Who?

Rumour Mill-Rabiu Afolabi Who?

29 year old, Nigerian International Rabiu Afolabi is understood to be on Owen Coyle's radar according to the Daily Mirror.



He is available on a free transfer after deciding to leave French Ligue 1 club Sochaux at the end of the 2008-09 season. Afolabi revealed back in May that he could be moving to the Premier League this summer. Aston Villa, Birmingham and Wolves were all linked with him back then but nothing to date has come to fruition.He also claims to have received offers from clubs in Spain, Germany and Turkey but said recently to Sky Sports:

'I am a free agent in June. I have so many clubs interested in me. However my preference is to play in the Premier League this is the best league in the world.'

The 6ft defender normally plays in the centre but is quite versatile and can play as a fullback or defensive midfielder as well.

The defender played for Nigerian Club, NEPA Lagos before moving to Europe to play for Belgian club, Standard Liege in 1997. Since that time he has been well-travelled across the Continent and enjoyed a loan spell with SSC Napoli in 2000/1 before joining Austria Vienna in 2003. Afolabi joined French outfit,FC Sochaux in 2005 and to date has 10 caps for his country.

Not sure a 29 year old fits the bill but if he's free then Coyle may know something we don't assuming there is any iota of truth in this rumour?

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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Monday June 22 2009
Time: 6:31PM

Comments

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Doesn't seem to fit the spec to me but what do I know!! Thought we were after 21-24 year olds with a British or eg Scandinavian background
turfmanphil
22/06/2009 18:36:00
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Makes you wonder why he is a free agent though?
8clarets8
22/06/2009 19:18:00
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Must be fed up of frogs legs!
turfmanphil
22/06/2009 21:36:00
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What! he has frogs legs? we should be jumping for joy at Twenty Nine though he could be a bit of a croak!
8clarets8
22/06/2009 21:44:00
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Could be 'Knee deep' in mud though if he aint got pace! :-)
turfmanphil
22/06/2009 21:46:00
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Here's hopping he has and that he can still keep up rib itt :-0
8clarets8
22/06/2009 22:10:00
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Could he be the first newt signing of the summer ?
RickersTwickers
22/06/2009 22:55:00
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As someone once said about a master of one-liners - it was the way he toad it.
Couch Potato
23/06/2009 09:05:00
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I did read somewhere that Rabiu Afolabi has come on leaps and bounds last season but i frogot where?
8clarets8
23/06/2009 18:13:00
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Probably in BlackPOOL!!
turfmanphil
23/06/2009 18:40:00
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