The transfer talk is heating up and we have barely started the summer. It looks very likely now that Glen Johnson will be joining us from Portsmouth. Johnson’s arrival could just signal the end of Alvaro Arbeloa’s time at Anfield. Arbeloa has been our regular right back and I have been impressed with him. His game has certainly improved. But I feel Johnson is a much better right back than Alvaro. I would not have minded if Arbeloa were to stay with us for the upcoming season as he would provide much needed cover for Johnson but reports are suggesting that Real Madrid are ready to offer us 8 million pounds for Arbeloa.
We knew going into the summer that we were going to have to sell some players inorder to generate cash. Arbeloa was not one of the names I thought we would sell but now that we are getting Johnson, it makes sense to sell him if we are going to get some decent money for him. It also makes good business sense, we bought Arbeloa for 2.6 million pounds from Deportivo, that would mean a 5.4 million pound profit.
It would be a shame to loose Arbeloa but if it has to be done it has to be done. I just hope Rafa seals the Glen Johnson deal first and then lets Arbeloa go as we could look very silly if we left Arbeloa go and then we miss out on Johnson!