Arsenal wants Bayern Munich star but money issues could scupper the move

Arsenal is reportedly interested in battling with Liverpool for the signature of Bayern Munich midfielder, Thiago Alcantara.

The Gunners want to strengthen their team in this transfer window and they see the Spaniard as a midfielder that will raise their team’s quality.

He has been linked with a move to Liverpool after telling Bayern that he will not be signing a new deal with them.

The Germans now face selling him this summer or lose him for nothing after next season. 

Sun Sport claims that Mikel Arteta’s side wants Alcantara, but they will not be able to meet Bayern’s asking price.

The Gunners have a well-publicised money problem this summer as they bid to add some star quality to their side.

They have made some staff redundant and even asked their players to take pay cuts.

They have been busy in this transfer window after sealing the free transfer of Willian, but they need to sign a midfielder which could have been Alcantara.

However, Bayern Munich wants £29 million for him and that is a figure that Arsenal may be unable to meet in the light of their current financial problems. 

Thomas Partey remains a target for them, but they have also been asked to pay 50 million euros or forget about signing him.

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6 Comments

  1. Sean M says:

    He’s on 250k p/w at the moment and would probably want a pay rise. Fantastic player but probably out of our reach.

  2. Grandad says:

    A real talent , but cannot see him signing for a side which has not qualified for the Champions League .In any event his wage demands will be way too much for us.

  3. Adajim says:

    He wouldn’t come to us even if we have the fund

  4. RSH says:

    He’s smashed us too many times to take us seriously…. Just gunna be honest. Dont see this one occurring just the the rest of you guys.

  5. Skills1000 says:

    Can we just go to Barcelona. They are doing some auction presently. Maybe we can buy Suarez and Rakitic from them.

  6. gunnerforlife says:

    He is too expensive for us and I doubt he will play for a side not in the CL. Looking at the options that Barcelona have seems to be a good idea, so also Valencia, who have put most of their players for sale, and many of them are real talent.

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