Unless miraculous happens, news originating from the transfers mills is that Arsenal may not get their man, Pablo Mari, unless they are able to reach an agreement with Flamengo and reach this agreement, fast enough.
Acording to the Mirror, Mari who flew into London with Edu last week, has flown back to Rio de Janeiro, with suggestions that an agreement has not yet been met between Flamengo and Arsenal over a transfer fee, which was expected to be around £7m.
“Pablo Mari’s proposed move from Flamengo to Arsenal is in danger of collapsing because a late hitch has reportedly seen negotiations between the two teams stall…The 26-year-old centre back travelled to London along with Gunners technical director Edu, completing a medical on Saturday, and it appeared there would be no issues with a deal being finalised….It is believed the Gunners are keen on a loan deal with an option to purchase the player in the summer, but Flamengo would prefer a permanent deal and money up front straight away..” The Mirror reports.
If all it takes is £7m for Arsenal to get their man, then why are we not rushing this guy? In today’s world, football is expensive; players are expensive to sign, coaches are expensive to play and running a club is also expensive. Arsenal football club being a big club should be ready to act like one. Every time the list of the richest clubs in the world is released, Arsenal is always present on the list, but whenever we are expected to act like rich clubs, we often shy away from such responsibility. This Pablo Mari guy is actually a cheap option and being that we are in dire need of defenders, we need to snap him up now and stop wasting time. Flamengo wants outright sales of the player while Arsenal wants the player on loan; now who would eventually have his way? Arsenal should please play the big club for once and stop looking for cheap or free players.
Pablo Mari came into the picture last week when it was rumoured that Arsenal’s director of sport, Edu was in Brazil to talk with a defender who plays for Flamengo. I don’t really know much about him; I don’t know if he can play in the Premiership but if he is worth the traveling to and from Brazil, if he Is worth the mention, then I believe he is actually a good player. My fear however is if he would make an impact in the Premier league? We are Arsenal and we are proud.