The Arsenal fans in the Football Transfer Tavern aren’t too disappointed to read in The Sun that one of their transfer targets – Andreas Cornelius is being closely watched by Everton who are ramping up their efforts to sign the Danish international.
Rated at £5 million, Cornelius has already made a name for himself at both domestic and international level despite only being 20-years-old and the Toffees recently sent scouts to run the rule over the powerful frontman in FC Copenhagen’s game with Aarhus last weekend.
A major part of Copenhagen’s success this season, Cornelius has fired 20 goals which places the Parken Stadium-based side on the brink of yet another domestic title in Denmark.
Everton don’t have a huge array of striking talent at Goodison Park and despite Victor Anichebe enjoying a more successful season, Nikica Jelavic has gone off the boil completely and hasn’t looked his previous self this term.
Copenhagen sporting director, Carsten Jensen explained that he doesn’t know what the future holds for their star striker noting: “Cornelius is in our plans for next season — but anything is possible.”
Arsenal have of course had a tall Danish striker before in Nicklas Bendtner and the Gunners fans are hoping that they don’t sign another pretender in Cornelius!
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