There have been numerous Arsenal transfer rumours lately linking the Gunner with a move for the Olympiakos defender Kostas Manolas, especially after Arsene Wenger told reporters: “Vermaelen behaved outstandingly last year – I am grateful for him and I wish him very well,” Wenger said.
“If I can find another centre-back I will do it.”
Now, according to Goal, the Greek international has undergone a medical at Arsenal ahead of an £8 million move, and we are awaiting official confirmation of the deal from the Gunners.
There are quite a few other reports saying the same thing but I cannot find any yet that come from any more reliable sources so I am still a little bit skeptical.
The saying goes “There is no smoke without fire”, but I am still a little skeptical about this report.
Yesterday I personally thought that if Kostas is available for the reported £8m fee then it would make sense to bring him in, if only just to help make up the numbers. Everyone is saying that Manolas was impressive at the World Cup, so surely Wenger will know whether he has talent or not?