Posted on August 21, 2017 by ADMIN

Long-term Arsenal target offered for €20M fee

Inter Milan have reportedly offered Arsenal the chance to sign Marcelo Brozovic for €20 Million this summer supposedly.

The Croatian international has fallen out of favour at the San Siro in the last 12 months, with the current and previous managers having limited his playing time, and he is now on the transfer list.

Arsenal held talks over the possible capture of Brozovic prior to his move to Italy, and am sure that our club has been eyeing his progress at Inter since he joined in January 2015.

We are claimed to be leading the chase for his signature, and could well view him as the ideal long-term replacement for Santi Cazorla, who has suffered with injuries over the past two seasons, and has less than a year remaining on his current deal.

Brozovic impressed heavily at the European Championships in 2016 alongside Ivan Rakitic and Luka Modric, and is no doubt a top talent.

His discipline is believed to have proved a problem for him in Italy, leading to him to be outcast, but Arsene Wenger may well be able to work with him.

We currently have Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey, Mohamed Elneny, Santi, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Granit Xhaka all vying for central roles in our squad, but Brozovic would most certainly offer a different style to the others, and could be a great signing.

The 24 year-old won back-to-back league titles with Dynamo Zagreb previously, playing a key role in each term, and could well relish the chance to return to a team worthy of challenging for honours, a feat Inter have lost touch with in recent years.

Could Brozovic be the man to bring that creative spark to our midfield? Do we need another midfielder? Will Arsene overlook him if he has disciplinary issues?

Pat J

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18 thoughts on “Long-term Arsenal target offered for €20M fee

  1. Josh37

    Is he really only 24!! Would be an absolute steal. Great Engine, goal threat, eye for a pass and could partner a few of our midfielders well.
    Would be more excited to pursue him than Draxler personally. (And I repeat. Personally)

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    1. gotanidea

      Is he that good? I don’t follow Inter Milan nowadays.

      I just watch Barcelona’s matches and I think Sergi Roberto would be a good addition. But I don’t think he is willing to move in this season.

      Arsenal can sign any skillful midfielder, but the old problems will still exist if they don’t improve their system. I don’t think Wenger and his staffs would be able to do that, it is better if they switch to a completely pragmatic style.

      It’s been more than a decade they have been trying to mix highly skillful players with the physical ones. They should change this by getting players with excellent physical attributes, like what Manchester United has done.

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  2. Arsenogenic

    Is this a genuine option or just recycled garbage? It wont take forever to find out. Just a few more days of mild torture, inter spaced with some on-the-field action. We’ll yet live.

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  3. Waal2waal

    if we keep going in for bargain basement purchases we can look forward to be humiliated at wembley by the spuds and kiss bye bye to future CL competition

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    1. Waal2waal

      …we’re supposed to attract the likes of veratti, drax, ribiot, lemar and seri – not these relatively unknowns

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      1. Quantic Dream

        I would love to have Draxler and Lucas Moura…if we could do a swap with PSG for Sanchez I’d be happy with the deal.

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  4. Haxan-$word

    Arsenal should be going for Paris Saint-Germain’s Grzegorz Krychowiak. he is available even if its a loan deal…

    why can we just negotiate loan deals for players except a certain Kim kalstrom .

    we need a cm/b2b. Renato Sanchez is available also on a loan deal also perhaps. this guy is 100 times the player Ramsey wishes he is

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    1. McLovin

      Wenger doesn’t do loan deals without the option to buy. His arrogance won’t let him.

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  5. McLovin

    I have a feeling if we offer Özil near 300k a week, he will be a deadwood in the future, which we can’t get rid of.

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    1. Al the Gooner

      Wenger has really screwed the club with his dealings over the past 3-4 years, letting 8 players enter the last year of their contract was just insane. Add to that players like Theo and Wilshire have been given thoroughly undeserved wages. I won’t be at all surprised to see Ozil pick up a massive wage increase. I am still expecting a big sale. I just don’t believe the club will allow Ox, Ozil and Sanchez to go for free next summer. If, as I suspect, Alexis does go, it will be like when RvP left and Theo held us to ransom, as he knew Wenger couldn’t afford to lose another important player. Ozil will do the same, he looks very comfortable and it seems no other top teams are interested in him for those kind of wages.

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  6. Turbo

    Brozovic would be a good addition, but not a game-changer. Wouldn’t be surprised if a player of about his level is brought in during the remaining days to soften the blow/lessen the fan revolt at supposedly approaching this season with a different attitude but the summer window seeming eerily similar to most prior years, dither/complain/”we will only go after true quality” as multiple such opportunities are seized by other teams/etc. Has Arsene used the “Jack/Santi/whomever will be like a new signing” line yet?

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    1. Break-on-through

      Arsene’s too soft, he says we will only do it if a player can improve us, that he has to be a top top one. What he means is, if someone puts one on the market, and if there’s not much competition for his signature, then he’ll think about it. Alexis was not on the market, RVP was not on the market, neither was Vieira Bellerin and Hleb. Coutinho, he’ll be in Barcelona this time next year. Lukaku was not on the market.

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  7. Vlad

    I follow Inter in Serie A, and this guy is NOT what we need. “… impressed heavily … alongside Ivan Rakitic and Luka Modric” describes him perfectly. He’s not exactly a playmaker, and playmaker is what we need. Brozovic might be an upgrade on Coquelin or Elneny, but what we need is a replacement for Santi Cazorla.

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  8. Break-on-through

    I can’t believe we haven’t being making a push to sign Goretzka. Look around at midfield centre these days, it’s one of the reasons we’ve fallen behind. The best teams have good battling quality and are able to cover ground. Goretzka would be a good shout, he’s still a hopeful and one year remaining, about 28m should see the job done. If not with this lad, then I hope Arsene is ready to surprise the hell out of us. Xhaka needs the competition if nothing else, who else could gift goal chances away like that, so regularly, and still be one of first names on the team sheet. Cazorla, jazuz, I miss you man.

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  9. Ian wrights bruva

    After watching the last game against Stoke we need something in midfield, not sure this lad is the answer but if he is an upgrade then I say get him in and shift out some deadwood.

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  10. Al the Gooner

    While this would be very welcome, I want to see us pick up a real DM. We only have Coq at the moment and he has not been as effective without Santi alongside him. I don’t see Ramsey or Wilshire as good enough (too gung ho) to play either deeper role and I think Xhaka is the best option at the moment until Santi is available, but he needs a real DM alongside him. I’d like to see us try Elneny as the DM and let Xhaka be the more attacking player. One thing I really like about Elneney is he is much more disciplined than most of our mids. Tell him to sit and break up play and I think he could do quite well. The reason the Santi/Coq worked was both players worked as a unit, Santi never took big risks and exposed Coq or the RB too much. Everyone else we seem to play in Santi’s role just charges head long at the opposition and leaves the door open.

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  11. BOBBY

    Brozovic?? Worse Than Ramsey. Guess Wenger Will Sign Him. He Only Signs Players Who Are Worse Than The Ones We Already Have. #WengerIsADeadWood#

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