Arsenal linked with new signing as deadline day approaches!
Arsenal may be close to wrapping up the window with the anticipated signings of Mustafi and Lucas Perez, both of whom are expected to sign on the dotted line officially tomorrow, however there could be one more face to join the Emirates before the window shuts, in the form of Inter Milan’s Marcelo Brozovic.
Arsene Wenger is supposedly lining up a last minute deal for the Inter midfielder after showing a late interest in Brozovic’s supposed availability. It’s possible that Brozovic has been made available for the right offer by Inter Milan, who can only offer Europa League football rather than Champions League to the player. Finances could be a key reasoning behind any such deal and according to the player’s agent, a move to England could be on the cards before the transfer window closes.
Brozovic’s agent Miroslav Bicanic, told homeland media Index in Croatia:
“It’s true, there are many options and we are talking about some big European clubs. I heard that Chelsea representatives are in Milan and that Arsenal are also prepared to sign him. Inter are pushing to sell to one of these two clubs who are prepared to pay a sum that satisfies all concerned.”
Going by what the agent says, it seems that Premier League rivals Chelsea seem more interested than the Gunners, who are simply just ‘prepared to sign him’. It seems a bit distant by Arsene Wenger and so perhaps the credibility of his interest isn’t entirely true. However even if Wenger was interested, I don’t see why Arsenal would need this signing, especially so late on into a transfer window.
There are a few things slightly strange about this rumour, first of which is the fact that although Brozovic spent last season on loan at Inter, the Croatian actually only officially signed for Inter on a permanent basis earlier this summer. Why Brozovic would be sold before he’s made his debut as a permanent signing rather than a loan signing, I do not know, unless it is the player’s agent just trying to stir some interest about his client.
Secondly Arsenal are more than packed with midfielders at the moment and so the signing of Brozovic would only make things worse rather than better for the club. Competition for places is supposed to be good for bringing the best out of players, but with the amount of midfielders we have for 3-5 positions on the pitch, depending on what you want to class wingers as, such competition means that we already have many players who are going to struggle for regular football this season. We certainly do not need Brozovic added to those ranks and quite simply I wouldn’t even say the 23 year old would bring much to Arsenal anyway.
As much as we want Arsene Wenger to spend some money, I think we can safely say that unless someone of the highest quality becomes available, Arsenal won’t be doing any more business after announcing the deals of Perez and Mustafi. Brozovic could turn out to be the last of the silly transfer rumours for this summer.