Arsenal are hoping to take advantage of a fall out behind the scenes at Spain’s current La Liga champions Atletico Madrid, by making a summer transfer swoop for their star striker Mario Mandzukic.
According to a Daily Star report, the Croatian international and his manager Diego Simeone have had a disagreement which unless it is fixed, will see Mandzukic leave the club he joined only last summer. The fact that he has not started their last two games backs this up, despite him being fully fit and their lead scorer with 20 goals already this season.
Arsene Wenger apparently wanted the big centre forward last summer when it was clear that he would be leaving the Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich and so he is now planning to take advantage of the current situation and bring him to the Premier League.
The report claims that Simeone is looking to take Edinson Cavani from PSG in the summer to replace Mandzukic. But Arsenal fans might be left wondering why the Gunners are not going for Cavani and also whether Mandzukic would really be any improvement on what we already have with Olivier Giroud. Their records this season, check out the stats by Squawka.com, and last are pretty similar and playing for Bayern and against the weaker sides in Spain you might expect Mandzukic to have done better. Also, he does not seem to like much competition for a starting place.
Do you think he is the right transfer target for Arsenal?