TRANSFER NEWS: United Target Confirms He Wants Arsenal Move

By on March 28, 2011

Manchester United and Arsenal target Maarten Stekelenburg is reported to have opened the door to a move to the Emirates this summer. The Ajax keeper has been muted as a potential replacement for the retiring Van der Sar at Old Trafford and Arsenal have been long-term admirers of the 28-year old.

However, if recent quotes are to be believed then it seems Stekelenburg would prefer a move to the Gunenrs. Italian newspaper Tuttosport quote the Dutchman as saying:

“If an offer from Arsenal arrives, I will leave.”

Arsenal fans have endured years of goalkeeping problems with Arsene Wenger struggling to find a reliable replacement for Jens Lehman, but with the rise to prominence of youngster Wojciech Szczesny this season it may be a surprise should Wenger make a move for Stekelenburg in the summer, leaving United in pole position.

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19 Comments

  1. v

    March 28, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    just buy him wenger! dont mess this up

  2. Paul

    March 28, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    this is fake as he has a get out caluse in hes contract if hes boyhood team which is man utd come calling and to the other post wenger wont buy a goalkeeper as almunia is there for life

  3. Ang

    March 28, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Yeah wenger should Buy Marteen asap if he wants his team to be on top

  4. Gooner92

    March 28, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Get him wenger please

  5. Lev Reynolds

    March 28, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    I’ve been tracking this guy for a while now and if Wenger doesn’t buy him I will lose all hope. He single-handedly took the Netherlands to the World Cup final with his peformances. And £10 Million he would be more than a bargain signing, compared to a £20 Million for Pepe Reina. He is world-class and I honestly thought he would’ve wanted to replace Van Der Sar at United but he must prefer our style of play so please Wenger get out your wallet this is a very reliable, special one.

  6. Gabriel

    March 28, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    please wenger make your move,this is our chance to resolve our goal keeping crisis once and for all.don’t depend on our young poles we need experience if we are to compete at the top level

  7. Sunny

    March 28, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    LOL, BUY HIM WENGER,

    This clearly shows playing for a fair team if more attractive to him than Money

  8. Sunny

    March 28, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Say no more, the deal is done, if a player rejects clubs willing to offer a higher wage package and makes it that Clear that they want to join Arsenal, Arsene Wenger will make it happen, same with Eden Hazard, both in my mind are Likely to come to Arsenal as long as their clubs accept Wengers offers of less than £15m each.

    These comments basically spits on of Ajax hope for an extension and spit just as much of the incredible amount of talk linking him with United; that he 100% also must had heard about. Importantly, this clearly shows he is going to a club with Money not being the top priority on his mind.

  9. tom

    March 28, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    @ Paul. No he hasn’t. Thats Neuer who has the release clause

    • Danny Salford Red

      March 29, 2011 at 7:14 am

      Both wrong as its Rene Adler with the clause unless of course Neuer also has one.

  10. rock

    March 28, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    yup….MR Wenger must buy him, for our long time problem part of the team……don’t miss up like P.CECH.!

  11. Daniel

    March 28, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    He is very good, and would be a great buy especially for the price, but Manchester Utd will get him! Wenger loves the youngsters and loves trying to prove people wrong so will keep what he has!

    We still need a new defender, and as for Hazard he has already said he will only go to Spain as it suits his style better!

  12. Lawal yusuf

    March 28, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    Please wenger get him we need an experience player in our team i beg u mr wenger do it snappy

  13. Ollyrosicky

    March 28, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Mr wenger pls get dis guy!!

  14. Ollyrosicky

    March 28, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    We need a exprience defender and a realible striker.

  15. mark flynn

    March 28, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    United have de gea deal done and dusted.Medical end of season 20 million.Pepe Reina going to ath madrid.13 million.

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  17. SG

    March 30, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Wenger……..! Do ur home work and put Arsenal in good shape asap cos me as a fan…. I’m getting sick of this ur crap games…. We need just not goalkeeper…. A good Arsenal is what I want… Don’t know of other fans….. Don’t think of this useless performances from now on…… U just a Crass…..

  18. biggie 63

    March 30, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Wenger all this years we are suffering from poor goalkeeping and poor defending. Look at this season, when we were to be on top of the league thats when we blunder either thru the goalkeeper or the defence. Here is a top flight goally who has dumped Man u for Arsenal. This one is a MUST sign and give the young polish goally time to get the experience. We have gone through a a hurtache because of you not signing the best players. Mix the youth and experience and Arsenal will be champions once again. Please sign this self declared (ARSENAL) keeper.

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