In the current world of football, it is widely accepted that there is a dreath of strikers and quality centre backs. Unfortunately, a striker and a centre back is something Arsenal could desperately do with. To this end, according to a report by Skysports, Arsenal are close to signing Ezequiel Garay from Zenith.
The Argentine is one of the few quality centre backs available this summer. He reportedly wants to leave Zenit as they won’t be playing in the Champions League next seaosn after a poor outing in the Russian league the last time out. He has been linked with a move to Chelsea and as well as Liverpool but according to the reports, Arsenal are confident they can get the player to move to the Emirates this summer.
He joined Zenit last summer from Benfica for £4 million but Zenit are said to be demanding in excess of £18 million but with they not in Europe next season which is likely to affect their finances, Arsenal could manage to get them to lower their demands. His wage demands shouldn’t be a produce as he is reportedly on £55,000 a week which shouldn’t be a problem for Arsenal.
For sure, signing Ezequiel Garay will be a good signing for Arsenal. He is quite experienced and wil be a good partner for Laurent Koscienly in the centre of our defense. The fact that he is versatile is also a big boost.