Posted on Thursday, 16th August 2012 by Taaza
With the start of the new Premier League season around the corner and the closure of the summer transfer window not to far off either, we are set for yet another transfer saga that we may have to drag out until deadline day.
Cameroon midfield enforcer Alex Song has been continuously linked with a move away from The Emirates this summer with Barcelona keen to sign him.
The 24-year-old still has two years left on his current deal and seems very happy at Arsenal, so a move away doesn’t seem likely at all at this point.
But for whatever reason he decides to leave Arsenal, who should the club replace him with?
For me it isn’t hard to think about three players who play the same role and are equally as versatile as Song.
We’ve been heavily linked with the abovementioned names over recent months, with a move for Sahin looking the most likeliest to transpire. And out of the three I would like to see Sahin come in, as the Turkish international is generally a better all-round player than Tiote and M’Vila.
Though he would only be signed on a loan deal, it would be a short-term which would carry no real problems.
But should the club decide to buy him outright after his potential successful loan spell, then I’m sure he wouldn’t cost much, Unlike M’Vila, who is priced at well over £17 million, as the Turk is not a key player at Real Madrid
Most readers I’m sure would go for Tiote.
His Premier League experience is the one thing he has over all the others, making him a more suitable choice, though I doubt Alan Pardew would part ways with one of his star players. Unless of course we can pay over the odds for him, which even for us this summer – with the way we’ve spent our money – sounds highly unlikely.
They all seem to be very mobile on the field and clearly talented with the ability to link well with their respective team-mates.
But for me, Sahin stands out as the main candidate to fill the potential gap left by Song.
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