My first attempt at fully indulging myself in the muppetry that is the transfer forum by starting a thread in here. Came in here looking if anyone had started a thread about this lad, and to my surprise I couldn't find anything on the first couple of pages. It looks pretty set that he's leaving Real now, and from what I have read in the papers he's mainly been linked up with Bayern. Anyone else think that this little gem of a player could actually make an impact for us? Admittedly most of what I've seen this guy has been in the orange jersey of the Dutch national team, and from what I can tell from looking at his stats, he hasn't really been an unconditional success at Madrid. This season he seems to have been halted by injuries, which is always a drawback of course. However, whenever I see his name in the first 11 he's one of those players I'm relishing the prospect of watching. The stuff he can do with the ball is simply amazing, and he has a vision for the game that is up there with the best. And I hate to make the comparison, because we all know there won't be a new Paul Scholes, but in terms of ability and style he does remind me of him. He's at a good age to where he is likely to have his peak just ahead of him, good free-kick taker from what I have seen, and like I said I think he could really be a good signing for us, and I'm surprised that him being shipped out from Real hasn't gotten more attention than it has. He could be one of those Dutchmen that really only shines in the orange of the national team, but if the price is right I would really love to see us make a go at him. What say you, the rest?