Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by The Mini, May 3, 2004.
£20m on Fellani?
April 1st was a month ago fellas.
that's a seriously realistic wishlist side and one that would do very well and has a good mix of players.
bit pie in the sky, but Bayern will most likely look to sell Ribery rather than lose him on a free in a years time. They were rumoured to be keen on Arshavin at one point. If i were wenger, i'd try n work the old garlic charm and try get a cash and plyer swap on the go if i could.
a bit? with interest from real, chavs and citeh, we have zero chance of ribery ever being seen playing for the arsenal.
wouldn't ever work for a myriad of reasons..
1. Arshavin doesnt want to play in Germany (not even for Bayern)
2. Ribery would go to a bigger club..
3. Player swap deals rarely work, and even if they could get one done, one team usually ends up raping the other (see the Ibra - Eto'o + 40m deal - Barca is getting completely raped on that)
4. we wouldnt be able to afford Ribery's wage demands..
i know it was tongue-in-cheek (at least, i HOPE it was), but i figured i should pour hot oil on that to make sure anyone's positivity was squashed.. :mrgreen:
Ribery is overrated anyhow.
Yup let's stick with theo eh
If you think Arshavin is distracting, wait til you get Ribery in. He will be linked to Madrid and Barcelona every other day before disappearing to Rubin Kazan.
Or use the over-inflated 30-40 mill+ it'd take on someone else.
I have them in the same category too.
scott parker and joe cole... what are we, the chelsea retirement home? not good/healthy enough.
fellaini is a good shout but he'll be too expensive.
I'v been thinking about the wide position conundrum; lets face it, with Theo in there, Wenger is unlikely to invest big in that position except if we lose Arshavin. So Hazard, Balotelli, even Remy e.t.c are pipe dreams. What we need is a squad player who can offer a bit of reliability and dependability. Eduardo could have been that guy but its probably best we let him go as I dont think he can recover mentally.
The first player i'v thought of for that role is Niang. He can play wide, is a hard worker, a threat with ball at feet, has good movement, scores goals and is in good form. Could be a good investment for a couple of million. With Sol Campbell, we know now that having a 30+ player come in to do a short term job isnt a bad idea.
How much do you think Milos Krasic would cost?
10 million was is reported worth in the independent in febuary. His contract expires at the end of the year which is why he is so reasonably priced, but make no mistake he would constitute a high profile signing. I think high profile enough to knock Theo's nose out of joint so I doubt we would be going for him. Only chance is if he's in as a replacement for Arshavin.
Krasic is not in the same class as Arshavin. Why would you want to bring him in at the expense of Arshavin? What we need is improvement and added depth, not the sale of some of our best players.
I'm not saying to replace Arshavin. I'd ideally like to keep Arshavin and bring in Krasic, and perhaps send Vela or Theo out on loan to another PL club.
Vela should go on loan, but Theo is a very useful impact sub. If we could get Krasic for under 10m like you say then we should try sign him, but I think he would go to Milan over us.
Theo is not going anywhere. He is here as long as Wenger is around.
I see Yaya Toures agent has been saying:
"Yaya is happy at Barcelona and will only leave for a big project at a big club," Seluk said in The People.
"But in England there are sides with great prestige and that could be decisive. Arsène Wenger knows Yaya, and I am convinced he could be a success with Arsenal."
Certainly would like to see him here (didnt post in TT as its just an agent quote)
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