Dempsey the man for Arsenal, as the Gunners prepare to inflict Maroune Chamakh upon his old employers.
According to the Daily Mirror something very peculiar is happening in France, with Bordeaux declaring that they would be happy to re-sign former striker Marouane Chamakh.
The striker, who’s furrowed about the Emirates turf like a lost soul for well over a year now, is sure to leave North London at the end of this term. And his former side fancy their chances of resuscitating the 28 year old’s career, but only if they can negotiate a cut-price deal.
The Moroccan international has accomplished next to nothing for the Gunners since arriving in 2010, scoring just 12 times in 61 appearances. And with Arsene Wenger having already set about re-shaping his forward line, after signing Cologne’s Lukas Podolski for £10 million, Chamakh’s disastrous career in England looks certain to come to an end.
Bordeaux president Jean-Louis Triaud warbled: “The salary is out of our reach, and the demand from Arsenal is too high, but we would welcome [Chamakh].”
He added: “We met in January, we spoke about it. If he wants to come we must reduce economic pretensions.”
Whatever price is agreed, it’s sure to be well over any sane man’s valuation.
Coming in to fill the inconsiderable boots of Chamakh could be everybody’s new favourite player Clint Dempsey. The Telegraph claims Dempsey, who’s scored an impressive 22 goals in all competitions this term, could be on the move with the last year of his contract in sight.
After some impressive performances for the Cottagers this season, it seems the big guns are circling the USA international. But Fulham are desperate to retain their star, with manager Martin Jol recently describing the striker/winger/midfielder as “indispensable.” However, it’s thought the player himself would prefer to wait until the summer before deciding his future.. which will probably be a move to a bigger side for more money.
As for Arsenal, a move for the 29 year old would show a mature step in the right direction for Arsene Wenger, whose transfer dealings have recently consisted of late dashes for truly average players (Mikel Arteta aside).
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