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07th Nov 2015

Does the new Andrea Pirlo play for Bournemouth? That’s what it says here…

Well, that wasn't expected


This is the biggest call you’ll hear all weekend.

While Harry Arter is a tidy player, the Bournemouth midfielder still has a long way to go to be discussed in the same breath as the game’s elite players.

But former England defender Terry Butcher isn’t one for patience.

Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live, Butcher claimed Arter is actually better than Italian legend Andrea Pirlo in one area of his game.

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Butcher was commentating on the Cherries’ defeat to Newcastle when he came out with this extraordinary comparison.

“Do you think Harry Arter looks like a more mobile Andrea Pirlo? He wants the ball all the time.”

We’re sure Ireland international Arter will take the compliment, but listeners thought the gun may have been jumped just a tad.