Alberto Moreno Would Prove Lack of Ambition by Dan Smith
Ironically Arsenal fans who mock the greatest manager in our history will now not have a bad word said about our transfer policy. Aaron Ramsey’s salary being taken off the wage bill? Gooners say he’s overrated, even though he’s asking for the same figure Luke Shaw is now being paid.
Buying from the MLS? All top 6 clubs’ shop in America, even though readers struggled to give examples. But I think I have found the rumour that no Gunner can defend. The piece of gossip that if factual, highlights the ambition of Stan Kroenke. Uni Emery reportedly wants to be reunited with Alberto Moreno, the two having worked together at Seville. The left back will be a free agent in the summer and is so surplus to requirements at Anfield, Janes Milner in a make shift role is ahead of him. One of the first things Klopp realised was the full back was out of his depth. Ironically his first team days ended at the Emirates when Theo Walcott destroyed him in the first half, being fouled for a penalty, before leaving a huge gap that led to a goal.
So how could an individual not good enough to bring the title to Merseyside, now be ideal for us? Some of you won’t admit it but it’s as simple as the fact he will be out of contract. Would we be interested if we had to pay a fee? It’s easy to accuse me of negativity but if this happens we have to say ‘enough’.
The money we pay for tickets, the Billion-pound TV deal we get a share of, the amount Adidas will give us to have their logo on our shirts, there are zero reasons to be looking at these kinds of cut price bargains. I understand if Monreal extends his stay in North London he will remain first choice but is Moreno better than our other back up options such as Kolasinac?
So, to clarify, we lose Rambo, sell Kolasinac, bank the cash because his replacement his free. Again, our recruitment team set the criteria to find value rather than build a Championship winning squad. The sad reality is, in theory, Ramsey and Moreno could be swapping homes and some of you will defend this?
I stress this is paper talk but if a reality …. enough now.