There are many reports saying that Fernando Llorente’s agent is in London for talks with Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, although Man United and Real Madrid (really?) are also said to be in the running, with the Gunners being favourites to sign the out-of-favour Juventus failure for a fee of around £8.5m.
At this time of the year, every club goes ahead with their plans for a new striker. As we wrote earlier, every club goes around trying to find a striker who can convert that 15 goals to 20 and may be to 25. Getting a striker who can give you 25 goals a season is gold dust. And with very few strikers available, every club is being linked with every other striker. Result? Even those strikers who are third-choice at their clubs are linked with big money moves.
Today has brought bad news on the Arsenal rumour front as it has been reported that the Barcelona starlet Sergi Samper is definitely NOT on his way to the Emirates, which only goes to show that Arsene Wenger is probably not looking for any extra cover in the defensive midfield position, so we will have to get used to the idea and deal with it. I reckon Wilshere could fill the gap if anything happens to Coquelin, and we will have Arteta when he’s fit…
Transfer market Preview: Arsenal Striker options by MvB
With the transfer window coming up in less than 3 weeks it’s time to preview the possible transfers of players to Arsenal. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has admitted that he may have to enter the January transfer market to sustain the Gunners’ lead at the top of the Barclays Premier League. Giroud’s recent form has made the need for another striker very clear.
Iy is still around six weeks away, but a lot of the talk about Arsenal Football Club is increasingly turning to the January transfer window. Even if Olivier Giroud had continued hitting the back of the net as he was a little earlier in the season, the need for a back-up striker would still have been clear, but the Frenchman has started to look like the workload is taking it’s toll.
The Juventus striker Fernando Llorente has today acknowledged his frustration at a lack of first team football at the Turin side, as he continues to be heavily linked with a move to Arsenal. The Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is said to be keeping a keen eye on the situation and could make a move in January.
With the imminent departure of the Danish international Nicklas Bendtner, Arsenal continue to be linked with potential bids for world-class strikers all over Europe. If recent reports in the English media are to be believed, the North London side are already in talks to acquire the services of lanky forward Fernando Llorente from Italian side Juventus on loan.
There is still time for things to change, but at the minute it is looking like Arsenal could get the Spanish international striker Fernando Llorente in January. The move would probably only be a loan deal, but it could be perfect for both sides, or all three if you include his current club Juventus.