Arsenal Linked With £35m Swansea Duo Michu & Williams
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is lining-up a £35m double swoop on Swansea for defender Ashley Williams and striker Michu, according to the Evening Standard.
With the summer transfer window in full swing, 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, Arsenal line-up a double raid on Swansea.
Arsenal are lining-up a £35m double swoop on Swansea for defender Ashley Williams and striker Michu, according to the Evening Standard.
It’s been a hugely frustrating summer for Arsenal and the fans made their feelings perfectly clear to boss Arsene Wenger following Saturday’s 3-1 home loss to Aston Villa, with a huge amount of criticism rightly being pointed in the Frenchman’s direction.
A number of high profile names have so far slipped through our grasp – despite the club openly admitting we have money to spend this summer and Wenger claiming he wants at least “2 or 3” new signings.
It seems the boss has now turned his attention to Swansea duo Williams and Michu with the Standard claiming we’re lining-up a £35m double raid on the Liberty Stadium.
Striker Michu bagged 22 goals in his debut season in the Premier League following a £2m arrival from Rayo Vallecano and the newspaper suggests the Welsh outfit would be willing to do business at around £25m.
Some fans feel the 27-year-old’s signing would be something of an anti-climax after we’ve been linked with the likes of Wayne Rooney and Luis Suarez, but he’d still be an excellent addition to the squad. £25m seems like a lot though and I’d be surprised if Wenger agreed to pay such a fee for a player who’s only had one good season in the Prem.
The report also claims we’ve had a £6m bid for Williams rejected this month but could go back in at £10m. I’d personally like to see someone like Sakho come in ahead of Williams as I feel we need a defender who’s capable of playing in more than one position, and the Frenchman can play at right back or in the middle, but with the defence decimated by injury I’ll take what we can get right now!
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