Arsenal for Benzema?
July 7, 2011 by admin | Comments below
There is a lot of speculation this morning that Arsenal are preparing an outrageous £27m bid for Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema.
If this is true, and were it to happen, it would be a fantastic signing for the club and give everyone associated with Arsenal a massive lift, especially the current squad.
Though Arsenal are known never to pay such huge sums on one player, the sale of the increasingly petulant Fabregas would mean the money would already be sitting in the bank therefore wouldn’t affect the club’s self-sustaining transfer policy.
How true are the rumours? I think from Arsenal’s perspective they would be willing to sign the player. He certainly fits the manager’s mould of being young and French and Wenger, no doubt, will know everything about him and his career since youth level. However it is understood that Benzema is currently happy at Real Madrid and wants to fight for his first team position next season. That isn’t exactly encouraging, if we were to sign a player for that sum of money who wasn’t overly keen on making the switch, would we see the best of him? I think it would be a risk worth taking as his goal scoring record last season speaks for itself, 26 goals in all competitions for Madrid and 9 assists in 48 appearances. That’s an impressive strike rate.
Has Benzema changed Mourinho’s opinion of him and done enough to stay at the Bernabéu? let’s hope not as I can’t think of one gooner that wouldn’t want that kind of firepower leading the line next season scaring the s**t out of the opposition.
Of course, he’s been linked with stories of a dubious nature, so if he does don the glorious red and white shirt next season, let’s just hope he doesn’t befriend Avram Grant and manages to stay out of trouble!
Hey, a positive Arsenal story!
- GoonerGifts crew