With the January transfer window now open for business we’ll be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer gossip. Today, Adam Maher is urged to join Arsenal.
AZ Alkmaar coach Gertjan Verbeek has urged Dutch playmaker Adam Maher to join Arsenal when he leaves the club, according to Goal.com.
The 19-year-old has been in superb form for AZ this season scoring 5 goals in 18 appearances so far and his form hasn’t gone un-noticed in England, with Goal claiming Arsenal and champions Manchester City have been linked with a move.
However, speaking on Dutch radio recently, the midfielders coach Gertjan Verbeek has backed Maher to move to the Emirates and follow in the footsteps of international team mate Robin van Persie.
“I think Arsenal is a perfect club for him. With Arsene Wenger, who worked with young talents like him before.
“He can get the most out of himself at Arsenal. Look at Robin van Persie, he joined Arsenal at a young age and look what he achieved.” Verbeek is quoted as saying by Goal.com
Maher is predominantly an attack-minded midfielder but can also play in a more deep-laying role and has already earned two caps for the Netherlands senior national team after just missing out on a place in their 2012 European championship squad.
While it’s nice for the AZ coach to put us forward as Maher’s next club, I think Arsenal need to concentrate on strengthening other area’s of the pitch right now. A playmaker shouldn’t be our priority any time soon, as we desperately need to sign a striker and a defensive midfielder before the window slams shut on Thursday night.
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