Posted on Sunday, 1st April 2012 by Tony Merakli
Well it seems mega-rich PSG are preparing a £20 million summer bid for known Arsenal target and Montpellier forward Younes Belhanda, which will supposedly triple his wages and also include substantial bonuses, according to the Metro.
The 22-year-old Moroccan star is highly-rated in France and has reportedly attracted the interests of several clubs, including Inter Milan, Arsenal and of course title rivals PSG.
Noted for his skill, speed, technique and vision, Belhanda has scored eight goals in 25 matches for Montpellier so far this season and has been compared to former Gunner Robert Pires by his coach Rene Girard.
However, despite Arsene Wenger recently expressing his admiration for the Avignon-born player, it appears PSG will look to blow all the other competition out of the water to sign the Moroccan international.
The Metro believes the Ligue 1 side will open with a £15 million bid at the end of the season, but will be willing to go to £20 million and also triple Belhanda’s £15,000-a-week earnings.
Should this ensue then the Gunners – unless they free up some wages and get rid of the deadwood this summer – will stand very little chance of acquiring the Moroccan’s services.
But last month Belhanda did admit that he has a desire to play in the Premier League, singling out Arsenal as his preferred destination.
In my opinion, I think this will ultimately come down to what drives Belhanda the most.
If it’s money he seeks then PSG is the obvious place to go. However, if he wants to develop his talent further and become more recognizable in world football then Arsenal would be the obvious destination for the Moroccan.
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