Transfers: Lucas Biglia linked and Joel Campbell a done deal?
An early round up of some of the news of the day with firstly saying good luck to the JET as he transfers to Ipswich. Great talented player but hopefully he can pick up the work ethic and really show the world the player he is. We may also be seeing the exit of Emmanuel Eboue soon to Galatasary for about 4 million pounds. We’re hoping Nik and Almunia will be clearing out some space as well soon so we can get a few guys in as well.
The latest to be linked to Arsenal is defensive midfielder Luca Biglia. It’s pretty crazy how much he looks like Fernando Torres, but Biglia is a hard tackling defensive midfielder from Argentina who has just broken into the National Team recently. He’s been playing in Belgium since 2006 and has made 152 appearances for the club. He’s 5’10” and is a very skillful dribbler and has the experience to come into this Arsenal team and make a difference if Arsenal stump up the 6 million pounds which is a relatively small fee. See the full story here
Personally I think he’d be a welcome addition and for a pretty cheap price. The defensive midfield position is a spot we could use experience when we need a back up for Alex Song. Frimpong and Coquelin are great talents but neeore experience. Many fans also believe that we need to buy a defensive midfielder and this would not be hard to fit into our wage or transfer budget. I only know from watching a few Youtube videos but he seems to have very good skills and isn’t afraid of going into a tackle.
Now according to Goal.com we have captured Joel Campbell and he will join up with the club after the U-20 World Cup. The report says it could be confirmed by Tuesday and while it’s Wednesday and nothing has been really confirmed, we will see what happens. Earlier in the month we made contact with the striker and Saprissa and had a bid accepted, and while terms were being negotiated another club came in with an offer…just like with Ricardo Alvarez. It was thought that we pulled out of the deal but it seems that it’s back on.
There have been rumors elsewhere of Milan making a move for Fabregas with Flamini coming the other way which sounds terrible! Not my ideal transaction as I’d rather see someone more like Fabregas come in if he were to leave. There are thoughts that Arshavin could move in behind the striker and I welcome that and think he could do much better there than out on the left.
more tomorrow and an article on Arsene Wenger’s thinking behind Niklas Bendtner and Denilson. Should be a thought provoking article!