Arsenal have supposedly been quoted the asking price for Manchester United’s Chris Smalling.
The England international has been linked with a move to the Emirates since before he joined the Red Devils, and Arsene Wenger is supposedly a fan of the centre-back.
The defender is supposedly to come available in the summer, and United have supposedly slapped a £25 Million asking price on his head, but would that prove good business for our club?
If the defender isn’t good enough for United, then I don’t really understand why he would be good enough for us, especially as Mourinho’s side have already been well of the pace of the league leaders this term.
I’m not sure how Arsene expects to get any more from the defender, when Jose Mourinho is known for parking the bus and focussing on a solid defence, and at 28 years-of-age I do not expect him to improve too much in the coming years.
We have also been linked with a move for Jonny Evans, who may well become available for £3 Million, with a relegation release clause having been included in his contract.
The former Red Devil has proven to be a very experienced leader, who would no doubt bring some key attributes to our club, and knowing Arsenal, he will be the priority if he can be nabbed at that price, but there will no doubt be other potential suitors lining up also.
We keep being linked with United’s Phil Jones also, with Jose believed to be keen on building a new-look defence, but do we really want the unwanted scraps from United?
Would Smalling, or Phil Jones improve our defence? Should we not have bigger aspirations than to feed off the scraps of our rivals?