It’s not even the silly season yet and there are already some ridiculous Arsenal transfer rumours coming out. After it was revealed that Liverpool had no intention of going in for Aaron Ramsey in January, the papers have come up with a new favourite to sign the Welshman, and it is none other than Bayern Munich!
The Express reported…..
BAYERN MUNICH have emerged as surprise front-runners in the pursuit of Welsh international Aaron Ramsey when he leaves Arsenal in the summer.
The Gunners have told the midfielder that he won’t be offered a new deal when his contract runs out at the end of the season and he will be allowed to leave.
The Bundesliga giants have been showing a keen interest in Ramsey’s contract talks with Arsenal, which have collapsed with the club looking to make some wage-bill savings.
And they would like to sit down and offer him a deal to move to Germany as soon as they are allowed under FIFA rules early in the New Year.
Now maybe they are right, but does anyone seriously believe that the German giants are going to take a player that is injured half the time on astronomical wages, and is not even a regular starter at Arsenal? I thought not….
Now the second one sounds even more unlikely, with the Star reporting that Barcelona, no less, are keen on signing Laurent Koscielny. They announced…..
ARSENAL defender Laurent Koscielny is a reported target for La Liga champions Barcelona.
The centre-back missed out on becoming a World Cup-winner due to a cruciate knee ligament injury he suffered last season.
Along with Aaron Ramsey, Koscielny is one of Arsenal’s longest-serving players.
But new boss Unai Emery has intimated that the former France international will not be offered a new contract.
The 33-year-old’s deal expires at the end of next season but a move to Barcelona would prove tempting.
So even the mighty Barcelona want to sign a 33 year-old that hasn’t played for six months and has an ongoing Achilles problem that will never be cured? I certainly wouldn’t believe it, but then again, Barca did take Thomas Vermaelen off us once upon a time….