I think we have a pattern developing where Arsenal are concerned in the transfer market.
According to the media, Arsenal has tabled a £50 Million offer for Leicester City’s Harry Maguire even though Man Utd had a £70 Million offer rejected.
I mean, that takes some doing I have to admit but hey, they did it with Wilfried Zaha so why not.
I have to admit that when I first saw this I thought it was satire or a parody article but nope, it is apparently real.
Naturally, the offer was rejected because there cannot be many clubs in world football that would turn down a £70 Million bid and then accept a £50 Million offer. Though, where is Ivan Gazdis working these days?
There is no point detailing any of this because it is ridiculous on so many levels but there is an interesting point worth making.
If this bid is real and Arsenal have bid £50 Million, even if they knew in advance it would be turned down, it must surely mean there is more than the reported £40 Million in the kitty, in fact, it must be less with the purchase of Gabriel Martinelli today.
Either that or there is some substance to the Alexandre Lacazette rumours and the club is expecting a barrel of cash.
We may end up seeing more money spent this summer by Arsenal than what we first thought.