Posted on Saturday, 12th January 2013 by Linus K
Oddly enough, we have found ourselves linked with a move for out-of-favour Dutchman Wesley Sneijder.
The 28-year-old has not featured for Inter Milan since September due to refusing to take a pay cut. Many a clubs have found themselves linked with the talented, quick-footed midfielder, and Galatasaray is said to be closing in on a deal. However, Sneijder has seemingly told his agent his preferred destination is the Premier League, making him more attractive to the likes of Arsenal, Spurs, Chelsea and even QPR.
But there is on bump on the road – Sneijder is said to be demanding £200,000-a-week, making Arsenal an unlikely destination for the Holland international.
But is Sneijder what Arsenal truly needs?
With Santi Cazorla continuing to set the Premier League alight and Aaron Ramsey still improving, would it be a good idea to sign Sneijder, even at a bargain price?
Think about it – £200,000-a-week is more than a whopping £10 million a year for the services of a player, who would be fighting for a starting place with the in-form Spanish magician.
Furthermore, he is more than likely to see a signing on fee.
I would rather see Arsenal go for a holding midfielder – a tough-tackling, rock solid, defensive anchorman.
Who springs to mind? Well for me, only one name – Yann M’Vila. The controversial, talented France international was linked with a move to Arsenal last summer, but the deal fell through due to Rennes demanding around £22 million for him. However, because of disciplinary problems and bad form, Rennes is said to accept offers in the region of £7 million. And if anyone can get the best out of M’Vila, it’s Arsene Wenger.
Considering the fact that both club and player would agree to a move, I think it is an obvious transfer for Wenger to undertake.
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