The 33 year old came through Real Madrid’s youth system before playing for their C and then B teams. After graduating to the first team squad, Arbeloa was then sold to Deportivo La Coruna.
A short stay there led the player to the Premier League and Liverpool, before he returned to Real Madrid in 2009. In most recent years, Arbeloa has been a bit part player, perhaps best known for his social media spats with Barcelona’s Gerard Pique.
Now out of contract, Arbeloa is a free transfer waiting for someone, and Sport seem to believe that someone could be Sunderland. They state the Spaniard has several offers, but that ‘everything looks set’ for a possible transfer to Sunderland and David Moyes.
It’s repeated within their article that Sport believe a deal is close, although they don’t give a great deal of reason for this.
Sport is a Catalan newspaper, and Arbeloa is Real Madrid through and through, with the Catalan media mocking him repeatedly. Maybe they feel a Sunderland transfer is mocking worthy, but from the other side… Sunderland could likely do better than Arbeloa given the stage of his career.