Arsenal’s approaches to transfers have come in for criticism in recent days – and not just from Crystal Palace after an ‘embarrassing’ £40m bid for Wilfried Zaha.
A report in The Sun suggests that their negotiating philosophy may be being replicated towards other targets, by apparently offering £50m for Leicester City’s Harry Maguire.
While Leicester’s asking price is thought to be around the £85m mark, as the report claims, Arsenal’s enquiry is clearly some way off The Foxes’ valuation for the defender.
And fans are clearly not in the mood for conjecture at this point in the transfer window, with The Gunners’ reported budget being only £40m-strong, some Arsenal supporters just cannot entertain the possibility of suddenly recruiting Maguire to their defensive ranks – even if for nowhere near Leicester’s preferred price.
Some supporters were quick to shoot down the validity of the claims, while others were happy to continue the running joke of Arsenal offering unrealistic instalments, following their reported payment structure for their attempted Zaha deal.
Either way, it seems fans are not entirely sure links to Maguire are absolutely concrete, with most questioning how it would even be possible with the club’s resources in mind:
Really ? Why ?
— Tim Hardwicke (@Arselona) July 2, 2019
Arsenal: Can we buy Maguire for £2m and a Gunnersaurus teddy
LCFC: [generic out of office response]
— Not a football account (@1886_blog) July 2, 2019
With which money? pic.twitter.com/647UE6fyXd
— Nathan. ????? (@The_Captaiin) July 2, 2019
Joke of a club
— Rosy Cross (@Yinkasalawu) July 2, 2019
Dont make me laugh
— Mighty Gunner #AFC (@GunnerMighty) July 3, 2019
— Jonn Hirons (@JonnHirons) July 2, 2019
Next joke plz ????
— Cabdalle M Xaaji (@ctiger34) July 2, 2019
Joking?? Absolutely no chance. Where’s the money coming from??
— Graham (@GP71107) July 2, 2019