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Huntelaar Wants Big-Bucks As Arsenal Open Talks With Schalke Over Move

Striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar will demand £100,000-a-week to join Arsenal after the Gunners opened official talks with Schalke over a possible £6m January move.

Despite the transfer window being closed, there is always transfer gossip doing the rounds in the papers and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest news during the coming months. Today, more on a possible move of Klaas-Jan Huntelaar to Arsenal.


Klaas-Jan Huntelaar will demand £100,000-a-week to join Arsenal after the Gunners opened official talks with Schalke over a possible £6m January move, according to the Daily Mail.

Our need for a new striker has been well documented in recent weeks, with several names being linked with a move to north London, but one player I keep seeing talked about by the press is Dutch striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.

The Mail claim we’ve now opened talks with Schalke over a proposed deal and the player has been made aware of our intentions to sign him when the transfer window re-opens next month.

However, the report also claims the Holland international will want a basic £100,000-a-week in wages to move to north London. Huntelaar is now 29-year-old so this is likely to be his last big contract and his representatives are understood to be trying to get him the best deal possible.

If these demands are accurate, it could scupper any potential deal if we stick to our wage structure. Arsene Wenger has always been reluctant to offer players around the age of 30 big-money, long-term deals, so it seems he’ll have to change tact if he’s to land Huntelaar.

Should we meet his demands, the Mail claim Huntelaar would become our top earner, eclipsing Lukas Podolski who’s understood to earn £90,000-a-week, so it would set a president for future contract negotiations as well.

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It might all come down to how much Wenger really wants the player. Proven goal-scorers like Huntelaar aren’t easy to find and they cost big-bucks. Sometimes you have to pay for the best Arsene, and I’d love to see the former Real Madrid man at the Emirates next month.

Do you think Arsenal should pay Huntelaar £100,000-a-week? Would you like to see the Dutchman come to the Emirates next month? Get involved in the comments section below.



  1. ch-gooner

    December 19, 2012 at 11:06 am

    then get demba ba!
    sorry but he’s only a proven striker in holland and germany!
    he failed in spain and italy!

  2. para

    December 19, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Why dont they have caps between £20,000 – £100,000 pw depending on player, and make the perfomance options much better, then that way players will be induced to perform better to earn more.
    Even a starting figure and contractual increases after performances would be a workable deal and help to reduce wastage.

  3. Phillips

    December 19, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Ch gooner bergkamp didn’t fair well in Italy either.. Are you to say we shouldn’t have signed him back then as well??

  4. Nigerian Gooner

    December 19, 2012 at 11:30 am

    Get Hunntelaar. He s Ruthless infront of Goal!!! I need him

  5. Thiery

    December 19, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Huntelaa d man 2 restore back arsenal goal scorin.
    He can net 20 – 22 goals! In a season.
    Y waitin common get him.

  6. Sunnypa de gooner

    December 19, 2012 at 11:57 am

    I will like to see him in arsenal jarsey he can score goal at any time.wenger should sale players like chamach,ramsey,bentner,park,sqillachi,djourue,santos and use the money to pay huntelar and tiote that is player we need now.increase our players money and they will deliver for us very well and we will win trophy at the end of the season.wenger and the board should tryjh

  7. Dapoach

    December 19, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    I prefer Demba Ba. He his very clinical and he has proven himself in England

  8. yorry

    December 19, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Even thiery Henry doesnt fair well in italy as well, get this goal poacher he has proven that times without number.

    I see no reason why we cant pay 100k per week as wages if we really want trophies.

    it seems the philosophy of football right now is get as you pay.

    Make him our major signing this january and keep walcot, get a DMF and a tall sharp defender with premier league experience or mould AND WE GOOD TO GO.


  9. akposvicgunner

    December 19, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    U may say i am greedy but i want huntelaar and ba. Any top club ought to have 3 prolific strikers. Dont forget, injury is part of the game.

  10. khadri

    December 19, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    henry dnot perform in italy as well as dennis,
    Hunterlar is the arsenal need at time so i think wenger should react fast to get him.

  11. wisegent

    December 19, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    yorry.which planet do you stay?Henry is in us my pal not in Italy.

  12. All we need do right now is to sacrifices dead bone for the major living one

    December 19, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    All we need is best,we should sacrifice dead bone for the major living one.basic

  13. Daiv

    December 19, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    OMG, Huntelaar is 29 years old! The best wenger will offer will be 2years contract. Now if we have a repeat of what we had with Per Metersacker, where it took a whole year to adapt to the competitiveness of the EPL then what’s the point? I’m not disputing the fact that he is a good striker, but i really think the direction Arsenal should be heading now is building a generation of players that would include young blood and the experienced. We have almost secured future stars like Wilshere, Gibbs and AOC (sorry Ramsey doesn’t fit the bill) on long term contracts but we won’t have any potential lethal CF if Walcott leaves. I think a striker between the ages of 24-26 is what we should be looking for. The only explanation Wenger can give me for the purchase of Huntelaar will be that he intends to keep Walcott and begin to mould a CF out of him while Huntelaar provides some stiff competition in form of Huntelaar Vs Walcott Vs Giroud.

  14. onuwa

    December 19, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    NO!!, i wud lik us to break our wage structure on young prospect like willshere,gotze… to mention few, in arsene i trust!!!

  15. ojusin innnocent

    December 19, 2012 at 1:11 pm


  16. Wudillawa

    December 19, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    I’m rely happy to see him at Arsenal but I don’t thinks so Arsenal could pay him such kind of money far week. What all we want see hare is big play with great influence to our great team…………Up gunners for live

  17. Ubong brendan

    December 19, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Y shld we pay dat much for 29yrs old player wu will not play in champ leaugue, y we want to sell a proven strika like theo walcout to God knows were.

  18. true gooner

    December 19, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Wots your source for this crap? Al Sharaway from AC Milan or Willian are much better & its precedent not president u muppet

  19. franklin

    December 19, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    pls,wenger,get us dat man pls.

  20. Confidence Gibson

    December 19, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    We all know KLASS is a proven striker but 100k 4 a 29yrs who won’t play for us in d UCL is bad.I’l prefer we go for demba ba.

  21. mario

    December 19, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    A proven striker to replace RVPis what Arsenal needand Huntelar fits perfectly.Stop kiddig yourselves with flash in the pans like Walcott or wait for another tropy drought.Wenger needs to be like SAF to thinks about the here and now not so called stars for the future and so far with the exception of Cesc and Wilshire,none of them have made it big time.

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