If reports are true, it’s very silly if you ask me, why not just spend the same amount on one player who’s ready to get the shirt on and help make a difference to our current set up.
The two players we have supposedly made an offer for are Sime Vrsaljko and Mateo Kovacic, both of Dinamo Zagreb. The source of this rumour has come from Zagreb themselves. They say Arsenal sent a delegate to Croatia earlier this month in attempt to secure a deal for both players but vice chairman for the club; Zdvravko Mamic has turned down the bid.
Full-back Vrsaljko, 18, is considered one of the best defensive prospects in European football and has most of the Premier League and Europe’s elite chasing him.
16-year-old Kovacic is a highly-rated midfielder, and Dinamo have revealed that Arsenal sent a delegation to Croatia to try and do a deal for the pair earlier this month.
Vice Chairman Mamic said
Here were people from Arsenal and they were ready to pay 20 million Euros for Vrsaljko and Kovacic.
But they are to stay in Dinamo, Arsenal just wanted to buy them for the future. But my answer was sharp, I said ‘no’ in one second.
Mamic admits he is gambling on the pair becoming even more valuable in the future.
While I have space and no problems at our bank account I can take a risk, yes, I know I’m playing with luck but so far I am winning. I believe it will be the same in the future.
So even the players own club admit it’s a bit of a risk keeping them, why would we offer such a vast amount of money for ‘a risk’. We need now, not 6/7 years time. Added to that, if those two players turned out to be great players and we had been successful in our offer, Arsene Wenger won’t be the manager of our club by the time they get to play. Why he thinks so far ahead when we have so many problems right now is beyond me!
Another transfer rumour…
Just when you think our club needs a big strong 6’5” striker up front, you know the one, legs made of steel, head made of cast iron and holds no fear for any defender, the gossip about a new striker being scouted by the club comes about.
He’s Kévin Gameiro, born in May 1987 in Senlis. He currently plays for French club FC Lorient in Ligue 1. He can play as striker but can also be utilized on the wings and in the hole. Gameiro has played for his country at all respective age levels and this year had his first call up for the big boys..
Just what we want…? No, he stands just under 5’ 8” !!!
Earlier this week we saw Henri Lansbury leave on a month’s loan to Norwich City, well yesterday Aaron Ramsey followed in his footsteps and went out on loan. Ramsey has gone to Championship side Nottingham Forest until January. Another player currently on loan is Vito Mannone. He’s at Hull City until January but says he’s enjoying life by the seaside and would consider staying until the summer. He’s played the last two games for Hull, keeping clean sheets in both..
Finally – Other news around is that no-one really seems to know what’s up with Cesc Fabregas and why he keeps suffering injury. Whatever it is, it seems to be worrying the club and no doubt all fans!
That’s it for today….