Van Persie & Dzeko In Swap Deal?

By on July 16, 2012

With the summer transfer window in full swing, Football Talk will be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer news throughout the summer. Today, could Arsenal look to swap RVP for Dzeko?

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Former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour believes his old club should try and get Eden Dzeko in return for Robin van Persie if the Dutchman goes to Man City.

Parlour was talking to talkSPORT when he suggested the possible swap deal as a way for Arsenal to find a ready-made replacement for their want-away captain.

Roberto Mancini has previously expressed his desire to land the 28-year-old striker this summer but the Gunners are believed to be keen to sell abroad rather than to a Premier League rival.

However, Parlour feels his former side would be better off trying to negotiate a swap deal involving Bosinian striker Dzeko, who is rumoured to be expendable at the Etihad Stadium this summer as Mancini tries to make room for RVP, but thinks that the players wage demands may hinder a potential deal.

“I don’t know what Arsenal will look at, but if [Van Persie] does want to go to Manchester City then maybe they could look at a swap deal with someone like Dzeko and bring him in,”

“His wages might be a problem. I don’t know what kind of wages Dzeko is on at Manchester City and Arsenal have always had that pay structure that they want to keep to and maybe they have to change that.

“Times are moving on and if you want the best players they go for the best money.”

Parlour told talkSPORT.

Football Talk Verdict

It’s an interesting proposal. Dzeko looks like he may be heading out of City this summer so perhaps it could be worth a punt but as Parlour suggests, his wages are likely to be a problem.

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But even so, would we want Dzeko? He was hardly a stand-out performer for City last season but then again, he wasn’t given a long run of games to find his best form. He certainly has talent, but he’s nowhere near the caliber of Van Persie.

Personally, i’d like to see someone with a bit more quality come in if RVP does go, and i’d only consider Dzeko if we get him and say £10m if the Dutchman is sold to City.

Would you like to see Dzeko come in if RVP goes to City? Get involved in the comments section.

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4 Comments

  1. Mick Downer

    July 16, 2012 at 9:23 am

    How many more saga`s on RVP,he is not the only replacement we need (if) he decides to go,about time the board changed its vision if we need to be the Number 1 team in Britian and Europe.Come on Gadiz,Usinov,supporters are rebelling.

  2. Stan

    July 16, 2012 at 9:57 am

    I really wish that VP will go abroad and leave the premier league. Going to Man City will really be very bad move and I do think Vp loves arsenal that much and wouldn’t want to hurt the club. His disagreement with the club is with regards to the progress of the club remember, so going to Man City will make nonsense of his love and loyalty to the club he loves so much. So we don’t need Dzeko to be swapped with Vp and Vp isn’t going to City but it’s enough if we can buy Dzeko from city cos he’s a good player but I wouldn’t do a swap as it will hurt us more than Nasri’s.

  3. Hashim

    July 16, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Definitely not. If Robin is to go to City, I would rather have Adam Johnson and John Guidetti in return for him. That will address to positions for Arsenal with two quality players, releasing Walcott to be played in the center. That would be some attack force.

  4. ogban

    July 16, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    Giroud is much a similar player. If van Persie goes the money should be used to fund the acquisition of a top creative MF.

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