Kylian me softly...
- Jul 31, 2009
He had a couple of brothers that regularly stirred shit at each of his clubs, iirc. I think the Anelka non-deal mainly looks a terrible decision based on the fact we ended up with Diouf... had we signed a better player instead we probably wouldn't really think about that one too much today.I agree that Anelka was a class player and I hoped at the time his signing would be made permanent. There were some issues regarding his brother acting as his manager / agent if I recall. There had been some bad blood between Anelka, his brother and a previous team - maybe it was Arsenal I cant recall right now. Think that had a major impact on his signing or not, with Houllier wanting to steer clear of any difficulties with the player and his representation. Mind you I could have dreamt all that!