Posted on Sunday, 23rd December 2012 by Tony Merakli
Ok, so after much talk of Klaas-Jan Huntelaar coming to Arsenal next month is finally over because the Dutch forward has recently penned a new deal at Schalke – great…
Huntelaar, whose contract was set to expire in the summer, looked certain to leave Schalke with a move to England on the table.
However, the 29-year-old has put speculation to rest by committing his future to the Bundesliga side until 2015.
‘I have thought long and hard about this decision and I am very grateful to my managers of FC Schalke have given this time. But now I have made the decision in which I have the best feeling.
‘I’ve always felt comfortable at Schalke, the club and its fans.’
So who do we turn our attention to now? If of course we are looking to recruit a striker next month.
The Newcastle man has a £7.5 million release clause in his current contract and dreams for playing for Arsenal. Plus, the Senegal international already has Premier League experience under his belt, so it makes sense in my book.
We have been linked with a move for Atletico’s Adrian Lopez for a few weeks now, but I can’t see Wenger spending £15 million on the Spaniard. Besides, I think he is a little over-hyped.
Marseille’s Loic Remy remains a possibility. But the French forward likes to cut in from the wing and is not prolific enough for me.
Besides Radamel Falcao, Huntelaar was possibly our best option.
It will be interesting to see who Wenger turns his attention to now.
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