Germany Midfielder Wants ‘Dream’ Arsenal Move Despite Liverpool Interest

By on November 19, 2012

Despite the transfer window being closed, there is always transfer gossip doing the rounds in the papers and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest news during the coming months. Today, Lewis Holtby talks-up Arsenal move.

Lewis Holtby

Schalke midfielder Lewis Holtby says it’s his dream to play in the Premier League and named Arsenal as the team he’d like to play for, according to the Daily Star.

The German international is out of contract at the end of the season and has so far been unable to agree terms over a new deal throwing his future into serious doubt.

Further talks are planned with Schalke as they desperately try to tie him down before January, when he’ll be able to sign a pre-contract agreement with a foreign club, but he’s expected to reject the German clubs advances and in order to seal his ‘dream’ move to the Premier League.

Arsenal and Liverpool are expected to show their interest but the 22-year-old is ready to snub Brendan Rodgers side due to the fact his dad is a life-long Everton fan, leaving Arsenal as clear favourites to sign him.

Arsene Wenger has been tracking the midfielder for some time and was impressed by his performance during Schalke’s shock 2-0 victory at the Emirates last month, and Holtby himself has recently admitted the Gunners are a team he’d love to play for:

“It was a dream to play in the Premier League and it was a team like Arsenal I would like to play for.”

Holtby is quoted as saying by the Daily Star

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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is also a huge fan of Holtby’s but with the players British father being a huge Everton fan, it would make it difficult for him to move to the Red half of Merseyside.

Would you like Lewis Holtby at your club? Get involved in the comments section.

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11 Comments

  1. mark

    November 19, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    no.

  2. hamisu abdullahi

    November 19, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Iam the support of arsenal morethan any team, iwant give advise to arsen winger,, any player has show you he hi want join your team pls sign him because if does not like your team he will not show you, pls maintain our team,

    • Sabre

      November 21, 2012 at 10:38 pm

      I’ll tell Arsene when I see him.

  3. kass

    November 20, 2012 at 7:16 am

    They all come out in the media saying they wan to play for arsenal when bought they become flops overnight,I don’t think we need him in our team.

  4. arsene ocran

    November 20, 2012 at 8:21 am

    wenger pls dont forget about warris majed cos he looks a gunner.a dm to will be of a great importance and sell ramsey he looses concentration on the feild always

  5. muka

    November 20, 2012 at 10:23 am

    i thnk wenger should giv ths lad a chanc coz our mid is ful of injuries and the boy is a gud player.

  6. EMERY

    November 20, 2012 at 10:38 am

    Would he ever sign him? instead he will go for the rejected ones who will come and sit on the bench.

  7. mlindosi

    November 20, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Sign him he is young and a very good player

  8. Buyer

    November 20, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Buy him, loan out Ramsey. Bye bye Diaby.

  9. Goooner!

    November 20, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    He’s bound to sign, he ticks all the Wenger boxes:

    - He’s going to be cheap/free
    - He looks good in flashes but no other big teams are after him, so no bidding war.
    – He’s a creative midfielder, something we’re not short of. If he was a DM or striker I’d be calling bullshit as we actually need strengthening in those positions.

    Pardon my cynicism…

  10. Danish Gooner

    November 21, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Any other then Diaby and Rosicky !!!

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