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Fellaini Wants £22m Arsenal Move But Gunners Reluctant To Match £100k Wage Demands

Marouane Fellaini wants to make a £22million move to Arsenal this summer but the Gunners are so far reluctant to meet the players £100,000-a-week wage demands

With the summer transfer window set to open, there is plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, more on Arsenal’s proposed move for Marouane Fellaini.

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Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini wants to make a £22m move to Arsenal this summer but the Gunners are so far reluctant to meet the players £100,000-a-week wage demands, according to the Daily Mail.

The report claims that Fellaini is keen to follow striker Gonzalo Higuain to north London this summer – with the Real Madrid man said to be on the verge of a £22m move – but the Belgian’s excessive demands have placed real question marks over any potential deal.

The Mail suggest the 25-year-old wants to up his current £75,000-a-week wages to nearer £100,000-a-week, which would put him on par with the likes of Theo Walcott and Lukas Podolski as one of Arsenal’s top earners. Combine a long-term contract with the £22m that it would take to trigger his release clause and suddenly you have a deal potentially worth in the region of £50m and it appears the club are reluctant to make such an outlay on the afro-haired powerhouse.

In addition to his wage demands, the report claims Fellaini also wants assurances from boss Arsene Wenger that he would be played as a central midfielder at Arsenal and not as a second striker as he was last season under David Moyes. This shouldn’t be a problem as it’s highly unlikely the Frenchman planned to use him as anything other than a box-to-box central midfielder at the Emirates.

It seems Wenger is looking to strengthen his midfield options ahead of next season and Fellaini would be an excellent addition in my opinion, and £100,000-a-week is the kind of money we’re going to have to be paying if we want to bring in top drawer players.

With all the promises of ‘loosening the purse-strings’ this summer, I really hope we don’t end up missing out on players like Fellaini, or even Higuain for that matter, because we refused to pay the going rate. Other clubs will be prepared to pay the Belgian international £100,000-a-week, with the Mail suggesting Russian outfit Zenit St Petersburg are ready to flex their financial muscle to land the former Standard Liege ace, so we’ll have to match them if we want to clinch his signature.

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Would you push the boat out to sign Fellaini? Get involved in the comments section below.

4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. jamescadar

    June 26, 2013 at 12:45 am

    Its so so glearing dat MrWenger does not want τ̲̅ȍ sign n į̸̸̨Ƨ̷ not willing τ̲̅ȍ buy players!

  2. Charles

    June 26, 2013 at 4:05 am

    Hop we sign fella en higuin,,wenger dnt lie ths tym.

  3. ♍я Kαy

    June 26, 2013 at 8:35 am

    When will these greedy man (wenger) learn? He ȋ̝̊̅§ Τ̲̅ђe fourth highest earning manager i̶̲̥̅̊n̶̲̥̅̊ europe Α̲̅πϑ his player take peanut as salary. ђã†̥ an irony  hate his transfer policy. Sign fellani fast before he ȋ̝̊̅§ taken from our grap.

  4. ♍я Kαy

    June 26, 2013 at 8:44 am

    Funy if he can’t sign fellani cos he wishes to earn £100K a week then how would W̶̲̥̅ƹ hope he will sign Wayne Rooney who controls a package of £220k per week. Wenger ȋ̝̊̅§ insane while Τ̲̅ђe board ȋ̝̊̅§ crazy.

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