It is definitely the biggest and most exciting of all the Arsenal transfer rumours doing the rounds at the minute and even though the transfer of Karim Benzema from Real Madird to the Gunners may have seemed just a pope dream at the beginning of the summer, there was a growing belief that it might happen.
The theory put forward by many of the Spanish sports papers was that the France international’s face did not really fit in with the plans of the new Madrid head coach Rafa Benitez. They were suggesting that either Gareth Bale or Cristiano Ronaldo would take the centre forward role and that Benzema was not the kind of player Benitez wanted in a supporting role.
But our hopes were still resting on the Spanish club signing a replacement and that would allow us to go for Benzema. That replacement forward was supposedly going to be the Germany international Marco Reus and if that is true then I have some bad news for you. Sky Sports have reported confirmation from Reus’ representatives that the 26-year old has committed his future to Borussia Dortmund.
They said, “We read the rumours that are circulating about an alleged transfer for Marco.
“We can say with certainty that the player is having a wonderful time at Dortmund. He is flattered by the interest of many European teams, but he’s recently decided to stay in Dortmund.”
So unless Benitez finds another player top replace Benzema, is that the end of our top transfer hopes?