Football FanCast guest columnist Iain Briscoe feels that David Moyes should look to railroad Arsenal's reported
January move for the talented Joe Ledley.
When John Toshack took over the reins as Welsh national team boss he was
widely criticised for being too haste in removing the old guard and putting his
faith in youth.
Yes results were indifferent and yes qualification for
tournaments have been put into jeopardy, but the former Liverpool striker is
not concerned with the short term and wants to build a team that will grow and
develop together, in much the same way the Portuguese team did in the 90s, and
become a force in international football. It worked for that nation so why not
Wales – it's not as if it hasn't got the talent.
You look at the Premier League and its clear their bosses are starting to
take notice of these boys from the valleys. Arsenal splashed out on Aaron
Ramsey, Spurs have acquired the services of Bale and Gunter, while certainly
you feel it is only a matter of time before Cardiff's Joe Ledley step up –
there has been plenty of speculation, and according to reports in the Mirror, Arsene Wenger is looking to
steal the march on both Spurs and Everton, by making a £6m January swoop for
the talented midfielder.
I like Joe Ledley a lot and feel he would be an
excellent addition to our midfield. Strong, hardworking, the 21yr old also
possesses good skill and his creativity will be most welcome, given the struggles
we currently face. David Moyes in the past
week has bemoaned our inabilities to unlock defences in the final third and
our over reliance on Steven Pienaar. Mikel Arteta once again seems to be
blowing hot and cold, therefore the need to freshen up the midfield and create
a new impetus going forward has never been greater, Ledley can provide that and
for me it is vital that we look to railroad any January move that Arsenal may
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