Metro have claimed to punters in the Football Transfer Tavern that Arsenal could be set to welcome a new defensive face this summer as the club are considering making a move for Freiburg’s Matthias Ginter.
The club are looking for a replacement for Thomas Vermaelen who is being courted by Manchester City with the Belgian potentially looking to leave the Emirates Stadium this summer.
That of course would leave the Gunners without one of their top defenders and as our punters note, it is a good job that Arsene Wenger has someone lined up.
The manager has been searching for another defender for some time now and the 20-year-old is so highly rated that he is at the top of the Frenchman’s wishlist.
He will also cost around £8 million – a figure that our punters think is quite reasonable for a player who could well go on and become a legend at the North London club.
One thing that our regulars note is that given Arsene Wenger’s distaste for spending money, we think that he will have to move quickly in order to not only land the defensive star but also make sure that the price does not skyrocket when a bidding war commences in the summer.
If Vermaelen is to leave the Gunners this summer, is Ginter the perfect transfer replacement? Let us know your thoughts below.
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