Afellay has arrived
Marc Guillén / Jordi Clos
Ibrahim Afellay has arrived in Barcelona on Thursday to finalise the details of his signing for Barça. He posed for the typical photo in front of the club crest outside the offices and then attended a meeting to close negotiations.
At 11.50, Afellay and his representative touched down at El Prat airport. They were taken by coach
straight to the FC Barcelona offices at the Camp Nou, where Afellay was able to marvel at a stadium
he has never seen before.
First Barça pictures
There were a number of Barça fans waiting at the stadium for pictures
and autographs. Director of sport Andoni Zubizarreta and director of football Raül Sanllehí were
also there to welcome him.
Next came the photo in front of his new club’s crest. The winter window signing then
spoke briefly to Barça TV before moving indoors for the all-important meeting.
More activity later
Later today, Ibrahim Afellay takes his medical examination, and
provided there are no unexpected problems, he will be presented as a new Barcelona player on
Friday. He will be giving a press conference (11.30 h).