Former Football Agent Confirms Arsenal Could Make Another Big Name Signing

Transfer season brings about persons who claim to have certain information regarding a developing story about a transfer or some rumours brewing about certain players. As a result of this, over the years those affiliated to Arsenal have become accustomed to hearing news of near misses and failed bids about transfer targets. Several news in this category comes to mind. A couple of seasons ago, Bob Wilson, Arsenal legend and former goalkeeper coach who apparently is very close to Arsene Wenger, made mention of Arsenal’s £30 million failed bid for Pepe Reina who was then at Liverpool. This was unknown to many. Then, there was the report of the failed bid for Xabi Alonso on the last day of the transfer window in 2009, who was then at Liverpool. All these near misses and failed bids came out after the transfer window had closed. But that was in the past, the present situation is different especially the financial standing of the club which have been reflected by the monies spent on Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez. Which combined transfer fee is about £75 million.

Besides the close season signing of Alexis Sanchez and Mathieu Debuchy, there have been report from a personality close to the hierarchy at Arsenal, who happens to be a former agent of Kieran Gibbs, Jeff Weston. He took to twitter to announce that the club is working on a huge signing that would trump the transfer of Alexis Sanchez. Many had thought that the agent of former Arsenal striker Eduardo, was referring to Sami Khedira as the huge transfer the club was working on, but he went further to state he was out of the question.

Here is what Jeff said:

Taking cognizance of the words of Jeff Weston, who might that huge transfer be that the club could be working on? If the needs of the club are looked at vis-a-vis what it still left to be done in the transfer window, the position of striker, holding midfield, and a defender is clearly obvious. However going by the players that have been linked to the club over the past few months, the position of defender is ruled out of the equation as a position penned down for a huge transfer.

So, who could that huge transfer be? For the position of striker. As a result of the domino effects of transfers involving Real Madrid which could see Angel Di Maria move to PSG, Edinson Cavani could be available. With the fee with which he moved last summer £55 million from Napoli, this one falls into the case of unlikely.

Then there the links about Marcos Reus who has a clause of £35 million in his Borussia Dortmund contract, and Arsene Wenger is known to be a keen admirer of the German player who can also feature as a striker. Although, his ankle injury could put paid to any transfer this summer.

With the transfer of Sami Khedira in the balance and Arsenal in need of a holding midfielder, will Arsene Wenger pursue a policy of necessity or policy of luxury regarding the remaining needs of the summer?

Going by his antecedents in respect of the events of last summer, Mesut Ozil was not a necessity for the club, rather it was a luxury as the club was more in need of a striker which was reflected in the pursuit of Gonzalo Higuian and Luis Suarez who was the subject of a failed £40+1 million. In the end, Arsenal were not particularly in need of Mesut Ozil as a necessity, yet Arsene Wenger still brought him in?

Going by what Jeff Weston said via twitter and going by his reputation as an agent close to the club, the question that will keep rumbling on, is who would that huge transfer target might be? With key positions still left to be filled in the squad, the answer is up in the air. To many in the Arsenal sphere, they will wish that it ends up being a striker or an holding midfielder even though the name of that huge target remain a subject of misery.

Personally, I would wish it is Marco Reus. I want Him at Arsenal and think despite his injury, Wenger could still move for him just like he did Julian Draxler last winter despite he ( Draxler ) being injured at the time.