Posted on Monday, 14th May 2012 by Tony Merakli
The Bangui-born defender has had a superb season with Montpellier, who are on the verge of winning the Ligue 1, and due to his displays for the French side, several clubs across Europe have been keeping tabs on Yanga-Mbiwa, with many set to make a move for him when the transfer window opens.
Arsenal are believed to be one of the clubs keen on Yanga-Mbiwa, who can play anywhere across the back-line, with the player stating it is the right time for a move to England.
Calciomercato claims Yanga-Mbiwa was quoted in French publication L’Equipe saying:
‘My desire is to play in England ahead of any other European league.’
Yanga-Mbiwa then went on to praise Arsenal and Manchester United and feels honoured to be linked with ‘two great clubs’:
‘For me it would be a dream come true to see myself in the Premier League. Arsenal or Manchester United? They are two great clubs.
‘I feel very honoured they are interested in me and at the end of the season I will evaluate my future.’
Depending on his value, I think it would be wise for us to go for the Montpellier centre-back. He is agile, acquires pace, has great positional awareness, reads the game well and is highly experienced for someone so young.
There must be something about him if several teams across Europe are chasing him. But again, It depends on how much Montpellier will ask for. His existing contract is set to expire next summer, which means Montpellier will either have to sell at a reasonable price or risk losing their captain on a free at the end of next season’s campaign.
Reports suggest interested parties could acquire Yanga-Mbiwa’s services this summer for a bargain price of £7 million!!! A fee which Arsene Wenger will undoubtedly jump at!
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