Sunday, July 23, 2006

Julio Arca


Arca stalls on transfer.

Julio Arca, Sunderland's mercurial left sided talent is in something of a quandary, he has had offers from Espanyol in Barcelona and Middlesbrough here. The left winger/full back has featured in the Argentinian under 21 team on a number of ocassions but has yet to break into the national senior squad, and therein lies his problem.

Let's not be too hasty in castigating "Hooolio" for wanting to get away from Sunderland, he has given us six honest years of graft, loyalty, and commitment, and some magical moments along the way. He has never experienced winning anything with Sunderland, but has had the demoralising dark clouds of relegation hang over his head twice. Being in his early twenties he still has the fire of ambition in his belly, and his biggest dream is to play for Argentina in the 2010 World Cup. He needs to be playing in high profile games in a high quality league to be noticed by Argentina's coach.

The offer from Middlesbrough may supply the chance for Sunderland to cash in on his talent and provide him with a satisfactory wage deal - but will it satisfy his underlying ambition? I think not. The offer from Espanyol may not match Sunderland's estimation of his monetary value but it may match his wage aspirations and far more!

We have to remember that in Argentina they do not see too many Premiership matches on television because they regularly televise the Spanish La Liga. Hence his predicament, he needs to be seen playing football by an Argentinian audience on a regular basis if he has to have any chance to break into his national eleven at full back. Let's cut him some slack, he needs to be away, he needs new challenges, he needs to excel himself in a more challenging league than the Coca Cola Championship. He could do that at Middlesbrough without having to uproot and move home, but Espanyol (or another Spanish side) would suit him far better!

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