Arsenal End Interest In Over-priced Jagielka
Written by Fab4.
Arsenal have pulled out of negotiations with Everton for Phil Jagielka after the Merseyside club rejected our latest £15m bid, according to the Metro.
Jagielka has been linked with a move to the Emirates this summer as Arsene Wenger looks for defensive reinforcements following the departures of William Gallas, Mikel Silvestre, Phillippe Senderos and potentially Sol Campbell. Laurent Koscielny has already been snapped up but Wenger is looking to add at least one more centre-back to his ranks.
It looks like it won’t be Jagielka though as Everton are pricing him out of a move by slapping a £20m price-tag on his head. And people wonder why Wenger doesn’t buy more English players!
I’m a fan of Jagielka but £20m….seriously? He is never worth that much and i can’t blame him if Arsene has called off his interest. If the FA want a reason why the top clubs aren’t signing more English players, look no further. Until English players are valued by their talent and not their passport, clubs will continue to look abroad for better value for money.
There is now talk we may turn to Pape Diakhate of Dynamo Kiev, who is younger and available for half the price.
As always, take transfer rumours with a pinch of salt or they can become hazardous to your health!
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