Posted on Sunday, 29th January 2012 by Ernest Mvue
Lucas Barrios is being targeted by a trio of Premier League clubs this month. If these reports are true, then Arsenal should prepare themselves for a battle with Manchester City and Sunderland for the Dortmund striker’s signature.
The 27-year-old Paraguayan star is said to be frustrated by the lack of first-team opportunities at the Westfalenstadion and is thought to be considering his options.
‘We do not comment on speculation.’
It is believed that the Bundesliga club have put a €10 million price-tag on the Paraguay international.
So should Arsenal make a move for Barrios? Well with the other two clubs interested, especially Man City, a bid higher than the asking price may be required to prise Barrios away from Dortmund, who signed him from Colo-Colo in 2009 for only £4 million, so this may pose a problem.
But with the futures of Maroaune Chamakh and Andrey Arshavin in major doubt at Arsenal, the question on every Gooner’s mind will be whether a move for Barrios is the right one.
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