Arsenal miss out on Mirallas-Silva loaned out again

Belgian international Kevin Mirallas told the media earlier this week that his representatives had spoken to Arsenal about a potential move to the Emirates from the Greek side Olympiacos. The 24-year old said he was keen on a move to the Premier league, and his price tag of around £6 million seemed very reasonable. Mirallas will not be playing for Arsenal, however, after Talksport reports that the player and his club have agreed terms with Everton.

Mirallas can play anywhere along the front line, and topped the Greek scoring tables last season with 20 league goals. I think that maybe the “interest” from Arsenal and Arsene Wenger could have been overstated to force Everton to move quickly. No disrespect to David Moyes’ side, but they could not outbid us or offer a more attractive proposition. The only thing that Everton could offer Mirallas over Arsenal is playing time.

Perhaps Mirallas has looked at the likes of Nicklas Bendtner and Marouane Chamakh and decided to ease himself in to English football. More likely is that Wenger does not need another bench warmer.

Arsenal’s 19-year old Brazilian, Wellington Silva, is being given another chance to prove himself in Spain. After previous loan deals to Levante and Alcoyano, the youngster is heading to the Spanish second division side Ponferradina. Silva desperately needs to get some playing experience, and could be the first in a number of Arsenal youngsters to join the Spanish club on loan. Spanish paper AS believes that the two clubs have made a formal arrangement.

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97 thoughts on “Arsenal miss out on Mirallas-Silva loaned out again

  1. PetePaff

    There was nothing to miss out on Mirallas, he’s nowhere Arsenal class.

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  2. Uche

    That’s okay. I really did look forward to having him at rhe Emirates but come on, we have already had the best summer in seven years with these three signings. Expecting more is unrealistic…somewhat.

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  3. Clayton

    Not that dissapointed. I feel we are very strong up top and should focus more on the DM’s and solid backups(or starters) for our defense.

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  4. jk

    Im sorry but if we wanted him we would have had him simple as that. He was never good enough to come here. I would like rossi like others have said i feel his movement upfront kind of a false 10 position be perfect. Modric deal to real almost done so lets hope sahin arrives this week!! COYG

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  5. kingdave

    Rossi, Mirallas ….who gives a f*ck, we’ve got better!

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  6. Zak

    Do we really need another prospect young striker. if evertom buy him gudluck to both parties.

    Think rvp wants to stay n wenger wants to see how the fans react to him. if they react badly he will be off to man u.

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  7. arsenal fan

    I think the idea of rossi is a great one even though he is injured.he will not cost alot like previously said but if and when rvp leaves he would give us a great option of a fox in the boc type of striker i have wanted arsenal to sign.alongside giroud who is a mobile targetman and podolski versatile speedy strikr rossi would be great but unfortunately he is injured

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  8. k

    I’m sure Wenger can find a good option. Apparently we’re interested in Llorente which seems reasonable. Would be good replacement for RVP. Llorente, Giroud, Podolski is one of the best striking options (if not the best considering we use 1 striker) in the league. I personally never knew about this guy but from what I’ve heard we’ve missed out on a great prospect.

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  9. globalsafe

    My concern that when RvP leaves we will be left with with Bredtner, Chamack and the South Korean guys and no one wants them and if Podolski or Giroud gets injured or out of form we are stuffed. These 3 strikers are less than adequate and at least two of them have proved it in numerous times. The depth in some positions has something to be desired if we aim for silverware.

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  10. Nick

    So we didn’t get Niang (who’s supposedly got a trial with Everton too?) or Mirallas, so what. We’ve got Joel Campbell waiting in the wings. We need to sell Park, Chamakh & Bendtner before any new strikers are brought in.

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  11. syahir

    need him,coz chamakh and bendtner will go…he can play in wing coz great footwork and skill.he also can score

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  12. OM

    We should really have considered keeping Afobe for the season and given him a chance to play in the 1st team. Next year we’ll have Campbell too so maybe weshould get a guy like Dzeko on loan for a season?

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  13. Younger Hamii

    Isn’t it strange & somewhat annoying for anyone that we’ve been hearing a cascade of bad news recently? (Song, Sahin, RVP, Bendtner)

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  14. john 3:16

    I would like to see Yanga-M’Biwa/Sakho and M’Vila signed whether Song goes or not. And if Van Persie leaves, i think Giroud and Podolski are more than good enough to take over and we also have Gervinho and Walcott who can play up front. But we need to get rid of the deadwood if we can such as Squillaci, Arshavin, Chamakh, Park and Bendtner and send a few more of the younger players on loan to get some more experience such as Jenkinson, Yennaris, Miquel, Frimpong, Coquelin and Lansbury.

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  15. Noldo

    That’s ok..we cnt hold it against him 4 trying 2 look out 4 his own career…we r going 2 b very strong going forward this season and he might not be strong enough 2 get sufficient playing time…so all the best mate, enjoy the best league in the world

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  16. Gunner Jack

    we don t nees miralas, we have giroud, podolski and chamakh (banch)…wellington need this loan, he is 1993; still young

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  17. landmind111

    If Van Persie leaves, a versatile forward wouldn’t hurt, if song leaves I assume m’villa wud be his replacement, at least m’villa loves defending, song isn’t a dm anymore, he’s more of a cm now, he prefers creating, he suits a more box to box role, we got a lot of box to box players, just they don’t stay fit all the time, so if we can get sahin and mvilla, that wud cover our asses loool

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  18. Gooner Cape Town

    2 signings- DM (M Vila) defender (Sakho/M’Biwa) and if RvP goes back up striker. Job done and ready to roll.
    COYG. Can’t wait to see us after window. Yeah!!!!

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  19. Goona

    As we’re a champs league team we didn’t miss out, it’s quite obvious that Wenger for some reason backed out…

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  20. Blitz

    Guys i’m from Greece and trust me, thank God we don’t get Mirallas. He is very good here in Greece because our football sucks.. He is not an Arsenal- class player.

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  21. dal

    Invest RVP money into athletico Bilbao striker. Good scoring rate and 2 years younger than RVP. Better in the air as well.

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  22. realist

    Lets be totally honest here. bendtner chamakh and park are all better strikers. giroud is also a better striker whilst podolski and rvp are amongst the very best. if we are going to replace rvp it needs to be with a better player than giroud at least. we need a player at the top level someone scoring 20+ goals in the top 4 leagues england spain germany or italy not a player from leagues in the third level. greece and turkey come in that level.

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  23. s is the name

    why dont they just sign a good quality dm.defence needs improvement.the front line is well covered up.wenger please sign m’vila before spurs do.

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  24. Joe

    Mvila is still Arsenal bound, irrelevant of what happens with Song. Looks like were missing out on Sahin though he’s heading to liverpool on loan should be confirmed tomorrow.

    Would rather purchase Mvila then get Sahin on loan anyway. All though he’s a good player i dont see the point in us giving him a year then sending him back to Madrid especially when we have more then enough creative options in the midfield, if it was a permanent deal then thats different.

    Never really took interest in this story no doubt he’s a good player but i don’t think he’s any better then any other wingers we have at the club plus i think were more then covered in that position as well especially with the younger talent we have to come through.

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  25. Joe

    If RVP goes i dont know what wenger will do, in all honesty i cant see him bringing in another striker of RVP’s calibur. The only one’s available are well over priced e.g Lewondowski /Cavani i think Llorente could be snapped up for under 20m but it looks like Juve’s all but signed him now.

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  26. thala

    Sell = Squlacci , Chamack, Bentner, Park , Arshavin
    Buy- Nuri [loan]
    Keep= Rvp, song and Walcott
    Stop with M’vila…he has bad attitude .
    we have Bartley , miquel, le coq 2 step up.
    Go Gunners…..

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  27. Gooner Cape Town

    @Joe couldn’t agree more. Thanks for your constructive contribution.

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  28. Gooner Cape Town

    @ s is the name yebo M Vila is our man and we need to confirm soon.
    @Joe Yann is a beast and will carve the likes of Eden Hazard in half. We need an ENFORCER in the Tony Adams/Martin Keown mould, no prisoners just flattened attackers!!! Even though different positions they take no nonsence. That’s exactly what we need at the back.
    COYG

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  29. elvi

    bad news is. we lost 2 star players RVP and song in 2 hours.
    common arsenal y we can’t we hold our star players dispite signing stars players.
    what is wrong in us.

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  30. DANIEL BURKE

    wenger misses out again , why am i not surprised , he wont spend what he sees as his retirement fund , lol.

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  31. Manchester's Arsenal Fan

    @ john 3:16

    Yesterday you were calling for the signing of mirallas also :/

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  32. VAN LEV

    arsenal .com say tey agreed fee with united………do one rvp…….SCUM SCUM.

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  33. S.H

    ARSENAL HAS NOW OFFICIALLY MET TERMS WITH MAN UTD FOR RVP.

    I’m burning his shirt!

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  34. Asif

    Arsenal.com has announced that RVP deal is done and he is on his way to Man Utd….

    I hate this but confidenet that we would be better off this year…RVP shouldn’t have joined our fierecest rival Man U…shows that there is hardly anything called loyalty for these mercenaries….

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  35. Emery

    Skysports breaking news, we’ve agreed a deal with Utd for RVP, no suprise really but atleast it will soon all be over, obviously some players wernt too hurt by that 8-2 loss

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  36. Skeeza

    Hurts!

    I hope to god we win the prem and his old injurys return to haunt him. Then rub his nose in it.

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  37. Twig

    What we really need is a defensive midfielder. My choice is Javier Martinez to give us an all spanish midfield of Arteta-Cazorla-Martinez.

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  38. light

    Van Pur$ey

    decided to pull a cashri joy when manchester united debt gets so bad UEFA and FIFA and what ever board there is kick them out like rangers : D

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  39. vanlev

    should get interesting now for us……will wenger replace him?????will song go next?????one step forward two steps back….we need to keep song..

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  40. Bob Dylan

    Rob from fergi€s pursi€, he shud be ashamed of himself worse than nasri he better not come near emirates his gona get some treatment

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  41. mani_gooner

    RVP to Manu confirmed…
    I swear to god that he would be in the treatment table for d rest of his life… !!!!!

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  42. elvi

    what is wrong with song, he left, but y he was too rude to arsenal.

    if u keep me, i will not play.what is this.

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  43. dee

    Van Persie – betrayer! I never hated MU that much in my life! Everytime I am going to see him play I will boo him!

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  44. vanlev

    rvp is a joke…….only reason he says he wouldnt sign was we showed little ambition…….then we sign cazorla podolski giroud…….if thats not ambition wat is……the fu*king money grabbing prick…..am praying he gets crocked again PRICK……………

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  45. mr lean

    here we go again same old AFC build up all our hopes with 3 great positive signings and then bring us down to earth with a bang first RVP next will it be SONG and i cant see AW being allowed to spend anymore.Gutted and betrayed !

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  46. leo

    where is bob dylan,emery,th14 & the rest who said i was lying the rvp transfer to manure i told you so fit’s right now no don’t call me a liar again i told about the rvp transfer about a week ago anyway good news is that we will replace him arsenal are in talks with llorente & giuseppe rossi’s agent but rossi is likely to join ac milan fingers crossed on llorente the deal is 50:50 at best

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  47. juhislihis

    RVP fucking Judas. How the hell can Arsenal YET gain sell worldclass player to RIVALS? What the fuck is going on at Arsenal? We sign worldclass players and when it looks good, we start selling our foundation.

    MASSIVE moral degradation.

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  48. Trishit

    Respect for Persie, giving us a ray of hope last season!
    but..well…. now we have prince Poldi..and i say he brings in the sun! ;) COYG!

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  49. jk

    I defended rvp right up until this!!! F*ck him Cant Believe he joining that lot!! I mean of all the teams he goes there i hope we stuff them this year and they win nothing. I hope this brings the best out of the rest of the squad. Common poldi show the gunners faithful theres a new king in town!! COYG!!

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  50. vanlev

    @mr lean……i agree.wenger needs to pull two big signings out of bag now….

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  51. leo

    @bob dylan i told you saw & you said i was listening to some kids on twitter don’t tell me you are surprised anyway who cares about rvp look on the bright side we sold an injury prone player for 22m + add-ons till 25m whom we brought for 2.5m we will replace him with quality player llorente or even lewandowski is a possibilty llorente most likely

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  52. Ging

    Fantastic business by wenger 24m to reinvest from a 29year injury prone player with 11 month contract in wenger I trust GENIUS

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  53. MYxCATSxONxFIRE

    Bye van Persie, prick.
    Btw guys… If anyone wants an arsenal shirt with rvp on the back, mines just gone on eBay.
    Have fun burning it.

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  54. Oscar

    Lol.. When I said RvP would be sold,most people thumbed down my comment.
    But,we are the Arsenal. Even Elijah went, Elisha Stepped Up..
    Up Gunnerz…!!

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  55. leo

    @vanlev his agent is in mialn & rossi didn’t have the best of time in pl with manure too physical for him milan is likely destination they will pay around 18-20m for him he is injury prone but i got good news that lewandowski has snubbed manure so he or llorente could be an option we need to clear the squad of players such as arshavin,park,chammakh,squallaci to make space

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  56. elvi

    i really hope ryan sawcross will do somthing to RVP against manU.
    i ready to forgive him for what he did 4years ago common ryan RVP is the man to catch.

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  57. dal

    Hope RVP breaks down with an ongoing hamstring problem. Once arsenal receive the transfer fee that is RVP your scum. Well done AW for holding out for the full asking price.

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  58. AMAN TANEJA

    persie joins red devil, he is a betrayer but i feel selling him for $24m seems to be a gud business

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  59. light

    i just noticed something

    this might be a good move since micheal owen dried the club to no bounds and when van persie gets injured again it will be owen 2.0 all over : D

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  60. Graham

    STATEMENT ON ARSENAL WEBSITE

    Arsenal Football Club can confirm that terms have been agreed for the transfer of Robin van Persie to Manchester United.

    Van Persie will travel to Manchester on Thursday in order to agree personal terms and complete a medical ahead of the proposed move.

    Further updates will feature on Arsenal.com in due course.

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  61. leo

    @jk we have been after llorente since 2208 wenger could sign him his deal to juve is unlikely because he prefers pl + the match fixing scandal & antonio conte banned means we have slightly better chance chelsea are after cavani/hulk city wants de rossi they won’t bring another striker manure got rvp which leaves us & spuds but still our squad need to cleared + negotiat over his buyout clause his wage demands are 80-90 soe no problem w& he prefer pl + his brother is also the agent of him & santi cazolra so we may have had talks early so fingers crossed

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  62. mr lean

    just hope we invest the 22 million with m’villa and then a back up striker for poldi and giroud,any chance squillaci is part of the rvp to manure deal ?

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  63. voller mathias

    need to invest rvp’s money in adefesive midfielder and one center back to seriously contend for the title.

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  64. Praxis76

    Well good riddance to RVP. The question that now remains will his fee be reinvested or pocked for profits. I would not be surprised to see one bargain signing at around $6 million before the transfer period ends and that’s it. That would leave around $30 million left on the table from his transfer and Arsene’s summer war chest not spent on catching the top two finishers from lat year. IMO around $20 million should spent on further upgrades and let the board pocket the rest,lol. If they pocket all the cash and the club fails to win a trophy this is just another case of the same old BS. Let’s face it with the squad as is Arsenal are just an injury or two from fighting for the top four instead of silverware! An upgrade at keeper has been needed for years and neglected and another real striker if Girouds caliber or better would provide the depth and coverage needed to compete with Man C&U. At any rate, I can’t wait to see Sunderland crushed this weekend!

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  65. cboy

    Fuck rvp….I’m scared of losing Song..I hope the barca story isn’t true..

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  66. Damien

    Bring in the HULK .

    I became a big fan of hulk after seeing him during the olympics , if there is any one who is capable of hitting 40 goals its hulk.

    He is rumoured to be around 38 mil , arsene should bid for him , that will be a big answer to our rivals in EPL and those in spain , RM and Barca.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-Hri_D7cus

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  67. S.H

    We’re never going to get Hulk. His price has oil money written all over it! Fans calling for Hulk must get a grip on reality!

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  68. Gooner Cape Town

    Hulk is a beast but no ways will we get him as his asking price is sky high………

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  69. Martin

    I know this sounds mad….but I wouldn’t mind seeing Andy Caroll come our way, the more I think about it the more I like the idea.

    Great in the air
    Powerful
    Good strike
    Has something to prove
    And will be cheap

    We haven’t got that sort of striker I think it could work

    What do you lot reckon?

    RVP ….UB40 once made a record 1 in 10 that will be his career

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  70. John Miller

     “My heart is with Arsenal and I just can’t picture myself in a different shirt.” July 2009 Robin van Persie, injury after injury & then 1 good season, we’ve been here before (too often), if we valued integrity like we value goals we would be delighted to see the back of RvP

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  71. keller

    Finally the news is out and frankly I’ve got two feelings about this, One am sad to see him leave to Man U, and let’s be realistic guys poldi and giroud will need a miracle to replace him that soon and since wenger said we already signed his replacement that we means we ain’t gonna buy anoda striker, chamack and park are not good back up strikers. Two, it’s a good business cos it shows RVP wanted money and NOTHING ELSE, I’ll be happy if the money can re-invested back into the team my pick will be Llorente cos looking @ it, the best strikers are either not available or too expensive for us, and guys don’t even think about lewandoski, he’s no where near Llorente. Here’s my take
    Sign Llorente, if u can get sahin, and a defender, and we will forget about RVP like he never existed.

    And guys why are you afraid of losing song, there are loads of replacements for him, capoue, m’villa will do his job perfectly, so if he wanna let him go.

    There’s light @ the end of the tunnel.

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  72. dilla

    this loan I’m not worried about. What worries me is that we lost out on our other loan move for Sahin to Liverpool. Clearly this deal was all Brendan Rogers and no Sahin

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  73. LinhDT

    Mirralas will be on the bench if he comes to Arsenal because he is only the backup for Podolski and Girould. Therefore we don’t have to worry or care about this situation. Keep one of Chamakh, Arshavin or Park can solve the problem. Gervinho may be the backup ỏ centre forward, too. I personally think that on attack we don’t need any more. What we want more now is in midfield.

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  74. Francis

    Yo this kid mirallas .. Hes gonna be big he got like 50caps and like 40 goals hes young fast tall kinda a cr7 guy and for cheap 8millions.. We losed our opportunity hes better an chamakh for sure..

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