Arsenal Priced Out Of Move For £20m England International

By on July 21, 2011

Arsenal have been reportedly priced out for yet another transfer target after they were told it was would cost £20million to land Everton defender Phil Jagielka.

The 28-year old had been linked with a move to North London with Arsene Wenger identifying the defender to fill the troublesome centre back position.

But the Toffees are desperate to hang onto their prized defender and have told Arsenal to pay up or shut up. The Times reports that Jagielka is settled in Liverpool and is unlikely to request a move to the capital leaving Wenger missing out on another target this summer.

Wenger has already missed out on Argentinean midfielder Ricardo Alvarez who joined Inter Milan last month after the Gunners thought they’d won the race to sign the talented South American, and now it looks like they have also missed out on highly-rated youngster Joel Campbell.

***UPDATE*** News reports are claiming that Arsenal submitted a £10m bid for Jagielka, which was rejected by Everton but they may consider a bid nearer £20m.

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17 Comments

  1. DICKTO

    July 21, 2011 at 10:09 am

    AW is just buying time he is not intrested in signing any defender.If he fails pay 10m for Samba then how come he will pay 20m for Jagielka.

  2. stu

    July 21, 2011 at 10:31 am

    jagielka is not worth £20 million – he is 28 – would be a bad buy in terms of finances

    go and buy samba for £10 million and cissoko for another £10 million

  3. Ham

    July 21, 2011 at 10:36 am

    why are english players always overpriced.at 28yrs you charge 20million its insane get samba wenger at 10m

  4. Judith Le'Strange

    July 21, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Wenger is trying to stall buying any players then in the last few minutes of the transfer window he will come out and say he couldn’t find the right players and once again we’ll end up further down the league, then perhaps the board will do something about sacking Wenger. I know I’ve read the story about them putting pressure on Wenger, but until they actually come out and sack him nothing new will be done & we’ll be further behind. We need to back to being the leaders not the laggers.

  5. Jj

    July 21, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Wenger is not going to buy a centre back because he believes in the 4 that we have…. He would rather buy a winger or a forward player to play on the wing!!!! It’s a shame!!!!

  6. John

    July 21, 2011 at 11:09 am

    20 Million? Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha !

  7. oz

    July 21, 2011 at 11:12 am

    proof arsenal has bid for him.hes no better than what we have.

  8. Seth Agyekum

    July 21, 2011 at 11:15 am

    Why is wenger so mean in buying quality players buy cahill and enrique

  9. AMAR ISA

    July 21, 2011 at 11:32 am

    OR SHIRT WHAT CANT OF WENGER IS THIS TODAY CAHIL TOMOROW SAMBA, NEST DAY JAKIELKA ,NEST DAN, NEST MATASAKER, STUPID MAN. OR NOOOOOO!

    • nasrin

      July 22, 2011 at 7:48 am

      pls check your spelling…before calling others stupid!

    • nasrin

      July 22, 2011 at 7:52 am

      AMAR ISA BODOH! BANGANG! BABI!

  10. Wale

    July 21, 2011 at 11:37 am

    Who is this old overrated guy? Instead of buying jakieka let nt buy any central defender this season. For me he is worth around £8 million. We dont need him, if he is that good why did manu nt go for him instead of jones?

  11. victor

    July 21, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    I jux feel arsene ȋ̊§ simply playin games wit us.All ώε̲̣̣̣̥ nid ryt now ȋ̊§ a samba Ąπϑ odewinge period.22million pounds Ąπϑ ώε̲̣̣̣̥ Α̲̅я̩̥̊ε̲̣̣̣̥ G̶̲̥̅Ơ̴̴̴̴͡.̮Ơ̴̴̴͡D̶̲̥̅ for trophyz

  12. Kamoru Akanji

    July 21, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    That is d problem of english players. Get Samba and mata.

  13. steve

    July 21, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    I THINK WHAT US ARSENAL SUPPORTERS HAVE GOT TO DO,IS TAKE WHAT COMES THIS NEXT
    SEASON,AFTER THE COCK UP WENGERS MADE OF THINGS,HOPEFULLY THE BOARD,AND SHAREHOLDERS,WILL PAY HIM OFF,AND THEN
    START A COMPLETE FRESH WITH A NEW MANAGER,WITH GO AHEAD IDEAS,”UP THE GUNNERS”.

  14. Wayne

    July 21, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    I think Wengers time is up. We have won nothing for 6 seasons and that says it all. He needs to buy Samba or Cahill now and someone top class to take Fabrigas’s place as he is and will go. If he stays his heart will not be in it. If a player is unhappy and wants to go let them. But the whole problem is been Wenger. He is a businessman and should go upstairs then and let another manager come in and do the job. If he misses out on Cahill or Samba we need to protest to get him out. Or we will be falling further down the table with even Spurs going above us. He is ruining our beloved club it’s now to for him to buy or go.

  15. Aminu

    July 21, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    AW ought to have finished the business of buying players by now. Take a look at Man. Utd., Liverpool, and others. They already have the players they need in their teams. Wenger, remember that these ”new” players need to adapt as quick as possible. To crown it all, stop procrastinating.

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