Lucci Heading To London For Talks With Arsenal Over Striker Switch

By on January 21, 2014

With the January transfer window in full flow clubs are working hard to try and strengthen their squad for the second half of the season, so we’ll keep you up-to-date with all the latest news, gossip and rumours. Today, Arsenal’s move for Mirko Vucinic is back on.

The agent of Mirko Vucinic is heading to London to hold talks with Arsenal over a potential switch to the Emirates after the strikers proposed move to Inter Milan fell through, according to reports in Italy.

Arsenal were strongly linked with a move for Vucinic over the weekend and the players agent, Alessandro Lucci, was reportedly heading to London on Monday to hold talks with Gunners officials over a potential switch.

But the proposed move fell through before it even got off the ground after Inter Milan entered the chase and Lucci cancelled his planned trip to England in order to hold talks with the fellow Serie A side on Tuesday. A deal was soon agreed and Vucinic seemed set for a move to the San Siro as part of a player swap deal involving Fredy Guarin.

However, sensationally, Inter pulled the plug on the deal at the 11th hour and TuttoMercatoWeb are reporting that the 30-year-old’s agent will now fly to London on Wednesday to resume talks with Arsenal. The report suggests that Juventus may now be willing to listen to the Gunners proposal of a loan deal having previously insisted they would only consider a permanent move.

Vucinic was left out of the Juve squad for their Coppa Italia semi-final defeat to Roma on Tuesday night in order to try and resolve his future, and it seems a switch to north London could be back on the cards.

It’s certainly been a whirlwind few days for the Montenegrin international with on-off moves to both Arsenal and Inter, but I’d be happy if we could bring the player in on loan until the end of the season.

He’s got experience at the top level and will provide an alternative to Olivier Giroud up front during the second half of the season. I don’t think he should be a long-term solution, as we should be going for a higher caliber of player in the summer, but he’d do as a temporary fix.

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Would Arsenal fans like to see Vucinic come in on loan? Share your thoughts below.

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16 Comments

  1. asafo adjei baffour

    January 21, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    i do fynk he will in de team

  2. asafo adjei baffour

    January 21, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    i do fynk he will fit in de team

  3. Ckever Boy

    January 21, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    A agree with you mr Editor, a loan move will be ok as team don’t want to lose their player at this stage of the seasion

  4. atason

    January 21, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    We need him as to enable the team to be strengthened for the rest of the games ahead. Olivia can’t do it alone and he is not a sharp striker and he is not experienced and too slow.please being a smart player to control the front for us.

  5. Akwasi Agyemang

    January 21, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    U make me laugh Mirko Vucinic is at the age of 30 and can help us win de league????no,this is a player who cannot even make the Juventus bench and he is price tag is too much.10-12m?please go for one of these Rodrigo,Vadillo,Giovinco and Cerci

  6. Akwasi Agyemang

    January 21, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    And he cannot fit into our team looking at Rodrigo he has played for Bolton and doesn’t need time to adapt to the Premier League he is also good goal scorer

  7. Sahr

    January 22, 2014 at 1:22 am

    U never try u nevr know, chamakh came in as a young player but he never adapt and never improve, vuccini being a vetran is no crime hence he will delivered what is expected from him. afterall we are seing vetrans around the globe creating much impact, players like etoò, van persie, drogba , and thelike, are all doing big things and vuccini must not be an exception.

  8. Mangi samson

    January 22, 2014 at 5:54 am

    He is to old…we need to by young one like d costa, druxler, martinez..

  9. benchmark

    January 22, 2014 at 6:41 am

    Vucinic is not 2 old and he is still good, mind u if he comes it will be 4 a short time and @ the end of the season we’ll av our real targets available, so if he comes now he will add depth 2 the team which will be good 4 us.

  10. G4l

    January 22, 2014 at 10:03 am

    Id aéré looping at players of 30 and above then i would rather ses berbatov come in he is a quality proven premier league forward No question

  11. Akwasi Agyemang

    January 22, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    Vucinic want to come to Inter Milan and Guarin is also keen on Juventus so i think Arsenal have a slim chance of securing a deal so a Vucinic-Guarin swap deal will do

  12. benyynya micheal

    January 22, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    i don’t think that we need old players of the kind though he can help sme..arsenal need players eg.draxler,costa,etc.

  13. benyonya micheal

    January 22, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    old players of the kind are not needed by ars..though they can do sme but we now need players of skills and talented eg costa and draxler…

  14. unyime john

    January 22, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    If we could think of bringing in a player at 30 then let’s go for Dimiter Bebertov he is far more better than vuccinic pls I prefer bebertov since we are looking for a short term striker for now

  15. unyime john

    January 22, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    Don’t forget that there’s xperience in that old age its not the age that matters but the experience they gather

  16. MOURLAI FODAY KAMARA

    January 22, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Please wenger dont waste the club money to old players like Vucinic,try to sign the next Henry for us that is Draxler,he is a very good player.Dont put podolski as part payment for Draxler,put the 37m which the club demand for Draxler,dont allow Chelsea to sign the next henry.

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