The uncertainty over the future of Arsenal’s Chilean superstar Alexis Sanchez continues, and it seems to me that without any positive vibes coming from the 28 year-old it is becoming more likely every day that he will be moving on again this summer. The fact that he has never stayed more than three years at any of his previous clubs hardly fills me with confidence either.
Also the fact that Arsene Wenger is working “24 hours a day” to bring in top signings makes me think that he wants to have a special replacement for Sanchez in place before announcing the departure of our Duracell bunny. So today’s report that Arsenal have made a massive bid for the Columbian winger James Rodriguez has not come as a surprise to me at all.
The journalist Jose Luis Sanchez has said on Spanish TV that Arsenal have made a substantial bid for Rodriguez, but Real have rejected us as the price is short of Real’s £69.8million valuation. Rodriguez joined Madrid from Monaco for a similar price just three years ago, but with the Spanish giants amazing array of talent he has found it hard to pin down a regular spot in the starting line-up, and was restricted to just 22 La Liga appearances last season.
Rodriguez will know all about Arsenal from playing with David Ospina for the Colombia national side, and even more so as he is married to the Arsenal man’s sister!
Do you think he could be a worthy replacement for Alexis?