Arsenal To Offer Striker €225k-A-Week Deal Ahead Of Proposed €34m Move

By on June 18, 2014

As we approach the opening of the summer window clubs will be intensifying their efforts in the transfer market so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip. Today, Gooner Mac brings us news of Arsenal preparing a huge contract for Mario Balotelli.

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Arsenal are ready to offer Mario Balotelli a contract worth €225,000-a-week to make a proposed €34m move to the Emirates this summer, according to reports today.

Balotelli has been strongly linked with a move to the Emirates in recent weeks with widespread reports claiming Arsene Wenger has made the Italian international one of his key transfer targets as he looks to bring in a top class striker this summer and we are understood to be lining-up a €34m bid.

The 23-year-old is expected to be sold by AC Milan to ease their financial problems which weren’t helped by the fact they missed out on Champions League qualification last year, while Balotelli is thought to be keen on coming back to the Premier League after receiving racial abuse during his time back in Italy.

To add further fuel to the fire, the players agent Mino Raiola was quoted yesterday as calling Arsenal a ‘fantastic club’ and talking up the possibility of a transfer happening.

“Arsenal are a fantastic club,”

“Will a transfer happen? Anything is possible.” Raiola said according to the Mirror.

It now appears things are slowly moving forward with the Metro reporting today that Arsenal chief negotiator Richard Law has drawn up a contract worth a staggering €225,000-a-week (£180,000). Balotelli is currently on less than that figure at Milan, but the newspaper suggests that while the striker will be on a better basic rate, Arsenal will want a share of the players lucrative sponsorship rights.

With so much speculation around these days, it’s difficult to know what to believe but there certainly seems to be something in these Balotelli rumours and I hope the reports have some substance.

It’s clear we need to bring in at least one striker this summer as we were heavily reliant on Olivier Giroud last season and Balotelli would be an excellent signing. He’s a controversial character, but if anyone can tame him its Arsene Wenger and when he’s happy and content, Balotelli is a great talent.

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We’ll have to see how things develop over the coming days and weeks and any potential deal will have to wait until Italy’s World Cup exploits are over, but fingers crossed we do all we can to bring Balotelli to the Emirates.

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16 Comments

  1. steven unwin

    June 18, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    i really hope the BALOTELLI deal goes trough, really really pleased for Chelsea because they have got MR COSTA TOMUCH

    • Crimson

      June 19, 2014 at 9:37 pm

      To be fair mate Balotelli is hardly coming cheap at 180k per week and a transfer fee of 25M. I think this deal if true is a big risk.

  2. Bob

    June 18, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    I’m all for buying top players but don’t think we should pay someone like Hallowell e225k,we shouldn’t pay no more than£100k,his reputation should be enough not to pay e225k,if he’s ok for 1st season then negotiate a better contract!

  3. Aussie Jack

    June 18, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    Now I know the world is mad.

  4. Gilly

    June 19, 2014 at 12:40 am

    The figures being quoted are ridiculous. Though Baletolli is a good player, anyone buying him is taking a risk because of his attitude. No one will pay that transfer fee and wages for him. How much did Milan buy him from Man City?

  5. Diabs

    June 19, 2014 at 3:41 am

    Full of sh*t, he’s pretty good but ain’t worth half that especially when it comes to wenger and personally i sure as hell wouldn’t.

  6. PHILIPMERIT

    June 19, 2014 at 10:03 am

    BALOTELI IS A STAR WHEN COMING TO FOOTCALL,NICE AND HELPFUL,HIS ARRIVAL WILL BOASTER THE SQUAD OF THE GUNNERS NO AMOUNT IS TOO MUCH FOR HIM,HE HAS DEVELOP INTO A NATURE PLAYER COMPARE 2 HIS LIFE TIME IN MANCHESTER CITY,IN SUMMARY HE IS A FANTASTIC PLAYER

  7. Galima Peter

    June 19, 2014 at 10:25 am

    mario baloteli is aman to quench arsenal’s trophy drought

  8. Gooner4life

    June 19, 2014 at 11:14 am

    It won’t happen in a million years for Arsenal to pay 225k per week for any player

  9. ferro

    June 19, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    I cant see Wenger paying those wages, unless the sponsorship rights are mega.

    Could be an awsome signing… or a real slap in the face. Must mention, if we were to get this lad plus Khedira, it would put my mind at rest completely when pace knowhow and power are concerned.

    We looked last season, like those two players along with Theo and Aaron’s injury prevented us from the greatness.

  10. musa jg vandy

    June 19, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    I can’t wait to see mario balotelli in arsenal’s jazzy.

  11. sydney

    June 19, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    Mario no matter d amount, you are welcome. I can’t wait to see u wearing our N09 jersey

  12. Mskunle

    June 19, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    Dt would be a good signing

  13. Bruce Rogers

    June 19, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    nice deal

  14. Simon

    June 20, 2014 at 10:52 am

    Where do you morons get this from?! £225k p/w?

    • Simon

      June 20, 2014 at 10:54 am

      Meant €225k. They cryied when Walcott wanted £100k and £180k is supposed to be ok? Lousy tactic for cliks, football-talk.

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