Faurlin in love again

Posted by on Jul 9, 2009 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Say Alejandro Damian Faurlin’s surname too quickly and images of the near synonymous Diego Forlan might spring to mind. That golden locked striker became a byword for expensive under-achievement during his time in English football. Will Queen’s Park Rangers’ new 3.5 million pound midfielder prove to be equally as legendary?

As a midfielder, at least the newcomer from Instituto AC Cordoba won’t have the pressure of having to find the net. Faurlin was a World Youth Cup winner in 2003 and had earned a pre-contract arrangement from another West London property owner Jose Mourinho and his Internazionale paymasters. It’s a notable purchase and is the first sign of Rangers’ rumoured huge wealth actually appearing on display. One has to speculate how much new boss Jim Magilton had to do with the transfer though. Judging by these clips from youtube, the man knows the way to the net, but Argentine goalkeepers have rather helped him get where he is.

Rob Langham
Rob Langham is co-founder of the defiantly non-partisan football league blog, The Two Unfortunates, a website that occasionally strays into covering issues of wider importance. He's 50 and lives in Oxford while retaining his boyhood support of Reading FC. He tweets as @twounfortunates and has written for a number of websites and publications including The Inside Left, When Saturday Comes, In Bed with Maradona, Futbolgrad and The Blizzard as well as being nominated for the Football Supporters' Federation Blogger of the Year Award in 2013.

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