Posted on Tuesday, 17th April 2012 by Taaza
Scouts from all three clubs have watched the 26-year-old this season and seem pleased by what they have seen of him.
Due to his creativity, versatility, eye for goal and neat passing, Hernanes has been compared to former Gunners captain Cesc Fabregas. He has netted eight goals in 29 Serie A appearances so far this season as well.
He arrived from Sao Paulo in 2010 for £11.2million, and it is understood that Lazio will only release the player if a bid close to the £16 million mark is tabled.
Hernanes is also looking to leave the Italian club this summer, as he has become a frustrated figure amongst the team. He has been substituted in 20 of his 26 starts this campaign, which doesn’t doesn’t look good.
From what I’ve seen and heard of him, he looks a good player, and looks capable of playing in the Premier League.
With Tottenham and Liverpool also interested in his services, I think we would triumph if we were to go for him. We are close to sealing Champions League football for another season, and this would definitely interest Hernanes.
Seeing as Liverpool won’t attain most probably any European football next season, only Spurs are our real competitors. However, with Arsenal being the bigger and better club, any attempt to sign Hernanes should be successful.
So, should we go for him? I say yes. I believe he could prove to be a very important asset to the club and could possibly fill the gaping hole left by Fabregas. In addition, I reckon Arsene Wenger could barter with Lazio and get them to knock down the asking price by £2-3 million or so.
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