It is almost impossible to know in advance if a particular signing will transform your team into being title challengers but by signing Real Madrid outcast James Rodriguez, Arsenal would be giving themselves a genuine chance of doing just that.
Arsenal are one of a handful of top clubs linked with a move for the 27-year-old who could be available for as little as £37 Million and make no mistake, that is a bargain for a player of Rodriguez’s calibre.
The Colombian has been on loan with German champions Bayern Munich for the last two seasons, however, he will be departing Munich this summer and return to Spain having failed to fully settle in Germany.
But he will not be staying in Madrid, Zinedine Zidane does not have Rodriguez as part of his plans for next season and Los Blancos will be listening to offers for the player.
Liverpool, Manchester United, Juventus and Paris St Germain are all said to be keen on Rodriguez and so we will face some stiff competition but there is no reason why we cannot have as much chance as any of those clubs at signing Rodriguez if we qualify for next seasons Champions League.
We can certainly afford him and he is the exact sort of player we have been crying out for, he is creative, has vision, is a brilliant passer of the ball and can change a game in an instant.
It is not often a player of Rodriguez ability comes along for such a price, he is a genuine world class player and would turn our already formidable front line into one of the best in Europe.
I am a huge fan of the Colombian and if these rumours are true I would hope that the board would do everything in their power to bring him to the Emirates in the summer.