Posted on Wednesday, 29th February 2012 by Tony Merakli
The soon to be 34-year-old Argentine is out of contract this summer and will be available on a free.
The experienced centre-back, who is known as ‘The Wall’, has reportedly targeted a move to the Premier League before he hangs up his boots and has expressed a desire to live in the capital.
Samuel’s agent, Barry O’Connor said:
‘Ideally Walter would like to come to London but he will listen to all offers.’
The former Real Madrid, Boca Juniors and Roma defender is demanding wages of around £90,000-a-week to remain at Inter, but it seems the Serie A outfit are refusing to pay such a salary for an ageing star.
With this in mind, should Arsenal look to snap Samuel up on a free this summer? In my opinion, I don’t think we need another centre-back at Arsenal.
Samuel is a highly experienced, commanding centre-back who is good in the air, but is he worth £90,000-a-week? Not at 33.
In addition, the former Argentina international, I feel, would severely suffer in the Premier League. He lacks pace and would be run ragged by the quicker strikers in the league. He also has a reckless side to him and because of this commits stupid fouls and picks up a lot of cards.
Besides, the Argentine’s wage demands are ridiculously high and he’s over 30 – a definite no-goer for Arsene Wenger.
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