Arsenal Transfer News: Martin Skrtel & Michel Vorm
Arsene Wenger is weighing up a summer move for Swansea goalkeeper Michel Vorm while he’s also understood to be monitoring Martin Skrtel’s situation at Liverpool
Despite the transfer window being closed there is still plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Arsenal are linked with Michel Vorm and Martin Skrtel.
Arsenal are weighing up a summer move for Swansea stopper Michel Vorm as Arsene Wenger looks for some serious competition to Wojciech Szczesny while he’s also understood to be monitoring Martin Skrtel’s situation at Liverpool, according to the Mirror.
Szczesny has been our No.1 for 2 years but has recently been dropped after a string of unconvincing displays and it seems the boss is keen to add to his goalkeeping options this summer, with Lukasz Fabianski likely to leave when his contract expires at the end of the season.
The report claims Arsenal scouts have been left impressed by Vorm’s performances this season but are also keeping an eye on Liverpool’s Pepe Reina and Stoke Asmir Begovic. Vorm has been superb for the Swans since moving from Utrecht in 2011 and the Mirror suggest he has an ‘affordable’ buy-out clause in his contract at the Liberty Stadium and we’re said to be mulling over a move for the 29-year-old in the summer.
Wenger is also understood to be eyeing a new defender with the newspaper claiming Swansea’s Ashley Williams and Liverpool’s Martin Skrtel are under consideration.
The Mirror suggest we’ll look to sell Thomas Vermaelen this summer and Brendan Rodgers will allow Skrtel to leave Anfield if an offer of £13m comes in while Swansea value Williams at around £10m with the Welshman said to be keen on a move if a ‘big’ club comes in for him at the end of the season.
I saw the Williams reports last week but Skrtel is a new name to be linked with a move to north London and I’m not convinced he’s the right man for us to be honest. The Slovakian has been poor this season and has recently lost his place to Jamie Carragher. He did start in Saturday’s 3-1 loss to Southampton but put in an awful performance and I’d rather we went for someone else if we’re going to sign a new centre-back.
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