It’s a slow news week, what with the Interlull and that, but it’s been blasted into action with the news that super-talented, top of the grade, next [insert South American superstar name here], Samuel Galindo is to go back to his native Bolivia.
Galindo, who joined Arsenal after a trial in 2010 (and then was involved in a weird thing where some people said he was older than his passport suggested), has spent his entire ‘Arsenal’ career on loan in Spain.
In his first season he was sent to Gimnàstic de Tarragona, last season he was at Salamanca, and this campaign he’s been shipped out to Galcian 2nd division side CD Lugo.
Now though, it looks as if he’s been allowed to cut his European adventures short and a return to his home country and the excellently named Club Jorge Wilstermann.
Their vice-president, Mario Montaño, said, “We are making all the necessary arrangements. Everything is going well.”
Galindo is due to fly to Cochabamba to sign a contract with his new club, with all documentation between the two clubs in place.
After losing the likes of Fabregas and van Persie in recent seasons, it’s another crushing transfer blow for Arsene Wenger.
Sad times, sad times indeed.
Hat tip @RYO_cleverfish