Arsenal To Holds Formal Talks With Agent As Wenger Eyes Move For Deadly Striker

By on August 28, 2014

The summer transfer window is now reaching its climax and managers are working hard to make some last minute additions to their squad, so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip. Today, Arsenal are due to hold talks with the agent of Radamel Falcao.

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Arsenal are due to hold talks with the agent of Radamel Falcao and AS Monaco about a potential loan deal for the Colombian international striker, according to reports.

Arsene Wenger is under pressure to bring in a top class front-man after Olivier Giroud was ruled out for four months with a broken tibia and a whole host of names have been linked in the media over the past few days.

The latest player to be touted as a potential target is Falcao with reports on Wednesday claiming that Wenger has short-listed the former Porto hitman, and the 28-year-old is understood to be open to the idea of making a short-term move to North London.

It seems we’ve now stepped up our interest as the Metro are citing reports coming out of Italy that claim Arsenal are set to hold formal talks with the strikers agent, Jorge Mendes, and representatives from Monaco about a potential switch to the Emirates.

The newspaper suggests that a season-long loan is on the table, but it’s likely to cost us £20m as Monaco want a £12m loan fee while the strikers wages will be in the region of £8m, so it’s not going to be a cheap option for us.

Monaco are believed to have made Falcao available for loan as they want to get his high wages off the books due to cost-cutting measures put in place by the owners, but understandably we’re not the only club showing an interest.

The Metro claim that Real Madrid and Juventus are also due to hold talks about a move, so we’re going to have to fight off some serious competition if we want to lure the Colombian to the Premier League.

I personally can’t see Wenger agreeing to pay around £20m just to loan a player for a season, but I’d be pleasantly surprised if he proved me wrong as Falcao would be a sensational purchase. His goal-scoring record is superb wherever he’s played and he’s proven himself to be one of the deadliest hitmen in Europe.

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Having him spearhead an attack along with the likes of Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott, Aaron Ramsey and Santi Cazorla is a mouthwatering prospect and we’d finally have a world class striker in the squad. However, I’m not getting my hopes up as I still think it’s highly unlikely we’ll pull this off.

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10 Comments

  1. John McEvoy

    August 28, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    Arsenal manager this evening ruled out signing Falco as he cannot afford him.

  2. mc gooner

    August 28, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    i agree he would never spend that much for a loan I mean its very unlikely he will sign a striker at all let alone pay £20million to borrow a player

  3. mystic

    August 28, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    Will Wenger spend, highly unlikely, can Arsenal afford DEFINITELY.

    People do the maths for yourselves. According to the interim accounts Arsenal had circa £145m in cash/short-term loans, but this also included debt money that the club was obliged to reserve, thus leaving a balance of only circa £120m (this before the increased commercial revenue!). The outlay so far this summer is net -£55m; well can the club afford to spunk £20m?

  4. Sean Williams

    August 29, 2014 at 12:50 am

    I have lost all faith in Wenger. He has no wish to compete with Chelsea, Liverpool or City. That is because of his ideology. With Wenger there Arsenal can never be great again, he will not pay the money to challenge the big boys.

    • Brendan clark

      August 29, 2014 at 8:21 am

      I totally agree, 1 big purchase every season is not good enough to compete, ever since last April last tray when we started to fall down the PL table we all knew arsenal desperately need a world class striker, but we get the stubborn ass wouldn’t buy, and this summer, a world class DM again he wouldn’t open the wallet, he needs to be gone.

  5. ssemaganda nicholas

    August 29, 2014 at 1:49 am

    Arsene help us and bring on a deadly striker. Falcao is better pliz help us as arsenal funs

  6. AB jones

    August 29, 2014 at 3:10 am

    Look the math is clear & simple ! Everywhere in the world if u want to enroll in a competitive school u have to pay good buck . If u want excellent job u have to pay good buck. If u want want good result especially in this modern day soccer man, money will have to speak! We need good result Mr. Wenger therefore please release the bucks (20m). Again please do not pay a penny for for that striker that is 34/35 (zigic).

  7. Alex

    August 29, 2014 at 7:44 am

    Honestly like it or not Arsenal will never win a league or UCL because that man’s brain is old fashioned.

  8. chakur

    August 29, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    If arsenal will not add atleast 1 dfm & supper striker it will be difficult season for the gunners.

  9. miiro jimmy

    August 29, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    falcao makes meaning if its permanent deal.

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