The Real deal: Former Arsenal forward Jose Antonio Reyes
Yes he is, and he is now plying his trade at Atletico Madrid.
Any good then? Well, he had a terrible start to the season, making only four appearances up until the end of October under Abel Resino. He was out of form and the fans chanted 'drop dead, Reyes', despising him for previously playing for rivals Real Madrid. The feeling was mutual.
So, why should Fulham be scared of him if he can't get into the team? Because Resino was sacked - 'I was the happiest man in the world that day' - and Reyes has thrived under new manager Quique Sanchez Flores, playing 26 times and chipping in with a couple of goals. He was even touted for a place in Spain's World Cup squad but just missed the cut.
Anything else? Yes. Reyes played against Fulham for Arsenal four times. He won four times, scoring twice. 'I hope that will bring luck to Atletico,' he said yesterday. Let's hope not.
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