If the reports of financial constraints are true and I am not sure they are, as I wrote here, but if they are then we have to be creative in the summer transfer window and that means that if we get an opportunity to sign a top class player on a free transfer we have to do everything in our power to take advantage of such an opportunity.
PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot will be released on a free transfer this summer, that was confirmed today in the Mirror and make no mistake, he is a top class individual.
He will no doubt come with huge salary demands but even so, getting him for nothing would save tens of millions.
Real Madrid is said to be the favourites, of course they are, they always are but that does not mean it is automatic that he will sign for Los Blancos.
At the very least we have to open up talks with the player’s representatives and put an offer down for his consideration, we are Arsenal not some mid-table Premier League outfit and we have to use our French connections to our advantage.
You just know that a long list of clubs will join the queue to sign the 23-year-old and there is a reason for that, he is high quality and I do not see why any other club should be considered a more attractive proposition than us.
It is not often a player like Rabiot comes onto the market for free and we have to make sure that we are right in the mix trying to persuade him to put pen to paper.
It would be criminal if we didn’t at least try.