Posted on Tuesday, 10th July 2012 by Iain Culverhouse
Dave Whelan has so far rejected any bids for the 21-year-old. However, with Moses out of contract at the end of the season he has started to come round to the fact that he cannot afford to lose the Nigerian forward for free, and could potential recoup £10 million for his services.
It’s been reported that Theo is currently rejecting a four-year £70k-a-week deal as he wants to pocket somewhere in the region of £100k. This could potentially see Arsenal cash in on Walcott and get Moses, who had a brilliant season at Wigan and was arguably one of their most important players.
It appears that several players are trying to play hardball with Arsenal and Arsene Wenger this summer and in all fairness it hasn’t really worked in the players’ favour. I am sure that if Wenger doesn’t want to offer him what he wants then the message will simply be…sell him and get me £15 million, which would pay for Moses and give Arsenal some extra transfer funds.
Reports coming out of Wigan stated they have offered Moses a deal worth £20k-a-week, but the former Crystal Palace man has made it very clear that he wants to leave.
Should Arsenal be able to sell Walcott for £15 million, instead of giving in to his demands and offering him the £100k new deal and buy Moses and give him a £20,000 a week contract, then the Gunners would pocket £5 million in funds from Theo’s sale and further reduce the wage bill by £2.6 million a year, which I’m sure Wenger will see as a very good business deal in whole.
I personally think Moses would be a good purchase for the club, and although he wouldn’t be the signing that everyone would want to see come in, I think he has the potential to blossom into a very good player under Wenger and the Arsenal staff.
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