Here in the Football Transfer Tavern, we are not surprised to see Atletico Madrid knock back a bid for one of their players – well according to The Mirror.
Arsenal were preparing to complete a swoop for Atleti defender Juanfran and saw their offer quickly rejected.
Our punters think that this is hardly shocking news.
Diego Simeone is not going to want to sell his top players and more to the point, at least in La Liga the lowest finish Juanfran can expect is third – one place more than Arsenal’s seasonal best of fourth!
Arsene Wenger thought that a £9 million swoop for the right back would suffice and convince the cash strapped La Liga side to sell the 29-year-old – and was surprised to see that rebuffed.
Given that Bacary Sagna has claimed he will certainly be playing for another side in the Premier League next season, it is imperative that Wenger gets a replacement in and quickly.
After watching Juanfran this season, we think that he is a step up from the Manchester City player elect, certainly in terms of his attacking game – being a converted winger and all!
Arsenal fans. Would you like to see Juanfran at the Emirates Stadium? Will Arsenal go back in with an improved offer? Let us know your thoughts below.
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