Arsenal Linked With Fresh Move For £25m-Rated Striker
Arsenal are once again being linked with a big-money move for a world class La Liga striker who is likely to cost around £25m this summer. Find out who here.
As we approach the business end of the season clubs are starting to make plans for the summer transfer market so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip. Today, Gooner Mac brings us news of Arsenal’s interest in Karim Benzema.
A familiar name is once again being linked with a move to Arsenal with the Metro claiming we are ready to renew our interest in Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema this summer.
Benzema has been long linked with a switch to the Emirates and speculation intensified last summer that we were working on a deal before we eventually signed Madrid team-mate Mesut Ozil on transfer deadline day.
However, the rumour mill has started once again today after reports on Monday suggested that Madrid were ready to cash-in on the 26-year-old to help raise funds for a move for Liverpool’s Luis Suarez, and it now seems this will see us rekindle our interest at the end of the season.
The Metro claim that Arsene Wenger will be given money to sign a big-name striker this summer and Benzema would be the ideal fit as the Gunners boss is a long-term fan of his compatriot and is in desperate need of another front-man for next season.
The former Lyon hitman will have just one year remaining on his current deal this summer so the report states that Madrid will only want around £25m for his signature, which would be a bargain in today’s market.
I’m a huge fan of Benzema’s and think he has all the attributes needed to spearhead the Arsenal attack. He has pace, power, a physical presence and a real goal threat, and despite an impressive record of 110 goals in 229 appearances for Madrid, the player has been on the end of some jeers from the Bernabeu faithful in recent years, so you couldn’t blame him if he wanted out.
The major problem I foresee over any potential deal is that Madrid are only likely to sell if they can buy a replacement, with the Spaniard’s supposedly having their eye on Suarez. Realistically, I can’t see Liverpool selling the Uruguayan so unless Real can find a suitable replacement elsewhere, Benzema is unlikely to be sold leaving us looking for that elusive striker we’ve been promised for the past 24 months.
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