Punters here in the Football Transfer Tavern are shaking their heads at the latest claim from Metro.
The publication seem to think that Arsenal are set to pull out of a move for Angel Di Maria – and for all too familiar reasons.
Arsene Wenger is reportedly unwilling to stretch to the £45 million asking price and is only prepared to offer £32 million for the Argentine this summer.
As one of our punters note over a pint, it is not the first time the Gunners have decided not to splash the cash – and we think that is one of the main reasons they fail to win anything or actually manage to challenge for the title once February is over.
Real Madrid would be willing to allow the Argentine winger to leave this summer despite a brilliant season at the Bernabeu – but for the right price.
The Champions League finalists are determined to land a world class forward this summer and need to raise the money to do so – and see Di Maria as the perfect player to sell.
Do you think Arsenal are making a massive mistake in allowing Di Maria to slip through their fingers? Let us know your thoughts below.
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