It’s been a crazy few days for Arsenal fans with the Gunners linked with moves for couple of players and it’s only getting better with the Metro reporting that the North London club are preparing a blockbuster deal to sign Bayern Munich attacking midfielder Mario Gotze this summer.
The 22 year old who was subject to a transfer bid from Arsenal when he was Dortmund, has failed to make his mark at the Bayern Munich since joining them in 2013. The youngster has bagged 9 goals this season but many believe he has not lived up to the expectations that were placed on him.
Former Liverpool player Dietmar Hamann recently confirmed that Bayern are unhappy with the play-maker and will let him leave if the right bid comes in. He said:
Mario Gotze is badly out of form and has hardly contributed for Bayern Munich this season. It would be best for the club and the player if he moved on this summer.
Gotze seems to like a more harmonious atmosphere and Bayern are highly likely to sell him. He’s not happy at the club, and the club aren’t happy with him. When that’s the case it’s better all round to have a parting of the ways.
Bayern will want to get back roughly what they paid for Gotze but whether anyone is willing to cop a £30m fee is another matter.
The report states that Arsenal are in interested the attacking midfielder and are keen on launching a £30 million bid in the summer. However the Gunners are not the only one’s as Chelsea and Manchester United are also likely to keep a close eye on Gotze, with the latter planning a swap deal with Di Maria going the other way.
I have seen him play plenty of times for club and country and he is one of the best attacking midfielders in the game. He is technically outstanding and it’s purely a pleasure watching him play. We were in the running to sign him when he left Dortmund, but some how we missed him at that point. So being a great admirer of his qualities, will I take him at Arsenal in these circumstances? and the answer is NO.
Why? because we now have so many players who can effectively play in that position and paying £30 million in a place where there isn’t much to improve doesn’t make much of a sense. I hear many people say that we will have more than 50 million to spend, but if I am not wrong that money won’t bring us any more than a quality defensive midfielder and a defender.
The news looks good on paper but I don’t think there is much authenticity behind this piece, as there’s no way we are signing a midfielder this summer. However you never know with Wenger, as he loves to fill his team with attacking midfielders and despite this fact the move seems to be long way off.
Do we need another midfielder?