Arsenal & Liverpool Check In On £15m Rated Moroccan Winger

By on May 1, 2012

With the summer transfer window almost upon us, we’ll aim to keep you up-to-date on all the latest transfer news. Today sees Arsenal and Liverpool linked with with an attacking midfielder.

Younes-Belhanda

Liverpool have joined Arsenal in the race for highly-rated Montpellier winger Younes Belhanda, according to the Metro.

Belhanda has become one of the most sought-after talents in Ligue 1 after an impressive season with Montpellier, scoring 11 goals in just 27 appearances so far.

This form has alerted both Arsenal and big-spending PSG, who have scouted the player in recent months, but the Metro claim that Liverpool have also joined the list of suitors after Kenny Dalglish and Steve Clarke made a personal scouting trip last week.

The Reds duo joined Arsenal scout Gilles Grimandi in the stands on Friday night to watch the Moroccan international impress as he scored the winner in a 1-0 victory over Toulouse  to move Montpellier 5 points clear of PSG and on course to seal the Ligue 1 title.

Belhanda is expected to leave the champions-elect this summer and the Metro claim PSG are going to open the bidding at £15m for the 22-year-old, but the report claims that Montpellier owner Louis Nicollin would prefer to sell the player abroad, even if it meant accepting a lower fee, leaving the Premier League duo to battle it out for his signature.

Would you like to see Belhanda at your club? Get involved in the comments section.

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26 Comments

  1. LFC_Fan

    May 1, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Not happening; KD ‘don’t back France based players & by this time I am sure, non British players have understood that there is no future form them in LFC, as long as KD is there.

    Belhanda is a real quality player, could have played for France as well, may be even in this Euro, but instead of Zizu, he took the Mustapha Hazi way. Good luck to him at the Emeritus.

    • t

      May 22, 2012 at 12:15 am

      how exactly may belhanda play for france in this euro when he is a capped moroccan international who played in the african cup of nations earlier?

      • Jimmy

        May 25, 2012 at 1:53 pm

        he could have chosen either way and he chose Marroco as his home country.

    • Gowineish

      June 6, 2012 at 2:22 pm

      It’s possible for belhanda to go to LFC as they are under Brendan Rogers but I would love to see him in Arsenal. COYGunners

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  3. true gooner

    May 1, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Come & join the new revolution that will be starting in the summer – Younes Belhanda! Ideal Wenger player!

    COYG

  4. Dylan

    May 1, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    Saw him play at The African Cup of Nations and he was nothing special. A typical Dalglish signing in the making. We dont need him nor do we want him at The Emirates.

    • david

      May 2, 2012 at 12:10 pm

      Stupid comment was played out of postion the whole tournment , Great player at 22 from what ive seen Liverpool can forget it there a mid table side COYG

    • Gowineish

      June 6, 2012 at 2:25 pm

      Are u crazy! He is French-based. He is the playmaker of the French champions. Brendan Rogers vs Arsene Wenger. SORRY LFC

  5. Big fun Gooner

    May 1, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    I like to see him in Emarates but i know wenger did’nt singing him

    • Whales

      May 25, 2012 at 1:26 pm

      I love to see him in arsenal squad next season cuz we need players of good standard and who are read to devout all their minds when comes to playing but I am tired of My Coach A.W he need to dispose some players such as Ramsey,djorou,diaby and some irrelevant players we have in the club cuz there are of no used to the club and sign players who have exprience….

  6. robare xp

    May 1, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    For arsenal, we need trophies, whatever kinds of players signed, we need trophies

    • chris from Cambridge

      May 1, 2012 at 9:09 pm

      We won’t win much … get used to it. Sorry we are used to it. Kroenke’s sports clubs in N. America (or his son’s) are well run businesses but don’t win much. My suspicion is Kroenke milks the fanbases. Grid iron, ice hockey, baseball, soccer, basket ball, lacrosse (!)

    • Whales

      May 25, 2012 at 1:31 pm

      We need trophies and before we can trophies we need classic players…it should be a shameful thing of A.W that for 8season now without a trophy is a disgrace to his name and the club…Players we leave arsenal for other clubs are happy now..Nasri,Fabregas,helb and others are happy..Tell that Man to change his policies so as to win trophies for the club…

  7. chris from Cambridge

    May 1, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Another plant. This site is full of them. We have more than enough wide players.

    • Gowineish

      June 6, 2012 at 2:28 pm

      FYI he is also adaptable in the CAM position

  8. Omomayowa

    May 1, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    I will like to see Belhanda in my club.Up Gunners.

  9. Raquib

    May 2, 2012 at 5:02 am

    Gervinho out, Belhanda in is my option for Arsenal. He’s the budget Hazard. Up gunners. Already a quality signing Lukas Podolski has been made.

  10. tedros

    May 2, 2012 at 5:49 am

    yap, i have seen so many times and this player is fit for the gunners than liverpool,and pls arsen be fast for his signiture,he is avery talented african player ,for arsen such players are selected ,.gunners for ever

  11. Kingsley

    May 7, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Prof no matter wot player he want all we need is trophy gunner till enternity

  12. Mr pascal

    May 10, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Prof make a nice signin pls, wl me trophy next summer.gunner til i die.

  13. Jnae Mulberry Outlet

    May 14, 2012 at 7:50 am

    Lastly, there, We offer anyone I wouldn’t me personally, for just about any thing to consider, absolutely no, not necessarily for the whole world,

  14. gediwon

    May 14, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    good signing keep it up wenger

  15. Nahajja

    May 22, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Nice player and we need a trophy wenger

  16. Mike

    May 30, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Belhanda is very good, he is more aggressive than song and very physical too. He is more skillful than nasri. You doubt me? get clips of he’s clubs games 2 see 4 urself. Plz go get that guy cos hazaard is not an inch better. Gooner 4 life

  17. martin c

    June 7, 2012 at 10:55 am

    behanda should join arsenal

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