The latest words from the agent of Marcelo Brozovic, the Croatian midfielder who has been the subject of a growing number of Arsenal transfer rumours in the last couple of weeks, are about as subtle as a brick through the wondow or a punch in the face.
You do not have to be a master of nuance to get the fact that the agent Miroslav Bicanic and his 22-year old client are pretty damn keen on getting this transfer to Arsenal from his current club Dinamo Zagreb completed this month, as a Metro report has revealed.
Brozovic’s agent said, “We are talking to several clubs, although there is nothing concrete at this moment.
“We know of Arsenal’s interest, but there is nothing agreed. At this moment Marcelo is with Dinamo and everything depends on Dinamo.
“They have to agree a price with a club and then we can hold talks.
“Of course Marcelo would be interested in playing in the Premier League with a club such as Arsenal.
“We hope he can change clubs and come to England as it is one of the best leagues in the world, but the decision depends on Dinamo.”
According to other reports in the football media this week, the Gunners may have already made two transfer offers to the Croatian club, the second of them thought to be around £6 million but we do not know whether this is acceptable or even close to the amount that Dinamo are looking for.
Brozovic is a highly rated central midfielder, although he is said to be more of a playmaker than a defensive player, maybe more of an Arteta than a Flamini and it is clear that Zagreb think a lot of Brozovic as they signed him to a seven year contract back in 2012.
That also means that they will have a strong hand in the transfer discussions, but the words of the agent may just have swung the pendulum back to Arsenal. And the injury to Arteta may just have sharpened up Wenger’s interest as well, so could Brozovic be our second signing of 2015?