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Jan
13

Theo Signs & Transfer Speculation

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So after months of mixed reports and endless varied speculation. Theo Walcott as finally committed to an additional 3 and half years, putting pen to a £100,000 a week contract. Hopefully this is a sign of better things to come from our board. Is this a statement of intent with more investment to follow? Or more likely is this just a little bit of business to appease the fans with the predictable “its like signing a new player” conference. unfortunately that’s what I can see. 

However, in light of various Board members and management quoted as saying things like we are ready to spend “big” and its time to loosen the purse strings. i would encourage an approach for the out of favour Kaka who is reportedly on the verge of being released by Real Madrid.

Another name that wont seem to go away is West Ham’s box to box midfielder Mohammed Diame. He has a minimum Fee release clause of £3.5 million which would be a bargain, The only problem for me on this is he seems to have very week knees. Maybe with such a low transfer fee he would be a risk worth taking as when he can string a few games together he can be dynamic. We would obviously be in danger of signing Abou Diaby #2. 

If the board are serious about strengthening the squad in this window. They need to be looking at Sven Bender he is a brilliant holding midfield player. definitely one of the best in Europe at the moment. Although he would cost around £15 million. I would suggest Moussa Sissoko of whom I am a very big fan but he looks like he is on his way to Newcastle if reports are to be believed. 

There is also the ever improving talent that is Etienne Capoue of Toulouse rumours are that Everton are chasing the Defensive Midfielder for around £10 million he would fit in perfectly to the way we play.

I’m not sure what has happened to this Arda Turan deal, It was reported months ago that a deal was close by media Al Jazeera but It seems like this one might be dead in the water. maybe this is in conjunction with the Theo deal being confirmed?.

The latest of Wilfried Zaha is we are monitoring the situation which probably means we are resigned to losing out to Man Utd. unfortunately it seems we wont  be able to match the financial package they are putting together. If we are to get him we need to move quick. This deal could go on and on til deadline day.

lastly I would like to take the time to share my opinion on this apparent Edinson Cavani interest. I’m sure every Gooner would agree with me when I say he is a Centre Forward of exceptional talent and creativity with an extremely impressive goals record, But would we be able to afford the £30 Million price tag, followed by im sure some excessive wage demands and additional bonuses. When Arsene Wenger claims to be interested you can rest assured it won’t happen. He has always been very coy about being interested in other clubs players. Unfortunately this is a massive non starter. Over the past few January transfer windows there have been multiple phantom bids, the most familiar was the last minute Mario Gotze bid of £30 million. think the Edinson Cavani one is just another one for the pile.

Feedback is always welcome.

 

Goonerscribe

 

Twitter @goonerscribe @ Gunnersinarms

 

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