In the midst of all the talk about a potential move for Victor Wanyama, Arsenal are also being linked to another bright young defensive midfielder, Inter Milan’s Marcelo Brozovic, who the Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is said to have been scouting for quite some time now.
According to reports from the Daily Express and the Metro, Arsenal have already made contact with the Italian side in regards to the transfer of the young Croatian midfielder. The reports further go on to suggest that the Inter boss Roberto Mancini is willing to let him go in January for a fee of around £10 million, which Arsenal could easily afford without needing to win the jackpot on some online casinos!
Now the news can be considered as fairly reliable considering that the source of the news in Italy is Tuttomercatoweb, which is usually reliable. One factor that supports the story is that Roberto Mancini is willing to let him go in January, with the Gunners in desperate need for midfield reinforcements in the wake of long-term injuries to Francis Coquelin and Santi Cazorla, with fellow midfielders Tomas Rosicky and Jack Wilshere yet to feature this season.
But apart from being available in January, Brozovic might not have much to offer to Arsenal. Firstly, this is a player who has struggled to get into the Inter Milan team and has only made 13 appearances for the Nerazzuri this season, which is why Mancini is willing to let him go. In addition to not being an established name, there may also be complications in a potential deal as the 23-year-old is on loan at Inter, with his parent club being Dinamo Zagreb.
So if you’d ask me, it really isn’t worth Arsenal taking the gamble. We are better off trying everything to sign Wanyama in January, and if not, in the summer. Besides, Coquelin will be back in February and Flamini isn’t doing a bad job in the meantime. Should we have more injuries, Wenger can even move Koscielny to holding midfield and bring in Gabriel to partner Mertesacker at the back..