Long before the mounting pressure of seven years without a trophy Arsene Wenger was being heralded as a sublime exponent of scouting young talent, and it appears he’s done it again. However Wenger’s typically slow recruitment drive could prove costly in his pursuit of his latest target Anderlecht’s Matias Suarez.
The Argentine forward would be a perfect addition for Arsenal’s favoured 4-3-3 formation as he can play either wide or through the middle, and the departure of Arshavin alongside the lack of credible alternatives to Robin Van Persie may force the often reluctant Wenger into the transfer market.
Although there is reported interested from the continent, the Premiership is the most likely destination for the Argentine with his agent Jorge Cyterzpiler quoted by TheDaily Maill as stating;
‘Liverpool have been spoken about but both Manchester clubs are also watching him. Juventus also have a chance to sign him.
‘In April I will be in Italy to discuss his future. In the summer he will certainly move on but Anderlecht won’t let him go for cheap.’
Perhaps tellingly in this quote Suarez’s agent neglects to mention Arsenal as an option suggesting they are lagging behind the other English teams in terms of being the forward’s favoured destination. The increased spending power of the Premiership clubs could prove problematic for Juventus, as a bidding war could break out between United, City and Liverpool producing an over inflated price tag.
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