Metro have Arsenal fans looking up from their pints here in the Football Transfer Tavern as they note that the club could well be set to lure Karim Benzema with a deal to become their highest paid player.
The forward has been unhappy at Los Blancos for some time and is fed up with not only the pressure placed upon him but also the expectations and the abuse from the Bernabeu faithful.
Now it seems he wants out, and given his agent has been touting his availability around to anyone who will listen, we think that it is surprising it has taken Arsene Wenger until now to make a move.
Benzema will be available for around £40 million this summer and Wenger is prepared to offer wages of around £140,000 per week in order to make sure he finally lands a signing that will please fans.
After seeing Benzema’s former strike partner Gonzalo Higuain slip through his fingers, not to mention the whole disaster surrounding Luis Suarez, Arsenal fans will be hoping that Wenger can manage to get this one right.
Arsenal are not the only club who are interested in Benzema however and a huge amount rests on both Gareth Bale moving to Madrid and also the Spanish side’s chances of landing Liverpool’s Luis Suarez. If Florentino Perez can do that, he will be happy to allow Benzema to leave for the £40 million on offer.
Is Wenger destined to fail again on this one? Let us know your thoughts below.
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