Not for the first time this summer, Sebastian Squillaci is being linked with a move to Olympiacos.
Having just sold Olof Mellberg to Villarreal the Greek side are looking for a replacement and Squillaci has been earmarked as such. Last week Arsene Wenger confirmed his countryman was set to leave Arsenal after a disappointing two year spell at the club.
He signed from Sevilla in the summer of 2010 and appeared to be a good fit, but failed to establish himself as a first team regular and spent most of last season on the fringes of the squad.
Despite that he’s never complained or mouthed off in public and hopefully a move to another club and a different league can restore some of his confidence. Squillaci did not travel to Germany with the rest of the squad and looks set to end his Arsenal nightmare.
Talks are reportedly at an ‘advanced’ stage with a fee of around £1m suggested. Good business if true.
Meanwhile, Gerard Pique has become the latest Barcelona player to talk about the potential signing of Alex Song. After Busquets and Iniesta both sang Songs of praise, Pique has reportedly said, “I have followed his career and he has become a very good player He is physically very strong and is good with the ball at his feet.
“We are open to his arrival. If he comes, and from what I have read he could do, we would love to have him.”
Make of that what you will.