Arsenal and especially Wenger are finally opened to investing consistent amounts of money into transfers. With the summer just a couple of months away it looks like the Gunners have created a strategy that can keep the French coach happy and please fans at the same time.
Dailymail.co.uk reveals that Arsenal are looking to bid for some of Europe’s most talented youngsters. Not all of them will be available for transfer and not all will cost huge amounts of money. Mario Gotze will probably be the most sought after young player of the summer and the Gunners are ready to fight for his signature. According to recent news, Wenger is willing to spend almost half of his transfer budget on the German international who is still under contract with Dortmund. The 20 year old midfielder is valued at about 30 million pounds which would make him one of the most expensive transfers in Arsenal’s history.
Gotze’s buyout clause is pretty much right, considering the fact that if he would be the subject of a transfer bid during next season he would cost even more. The Gunners have another solution that is three times less expensive. Toulouse’s midfielder, Etienne Capoue is a pretty good match for Arsenal who have been monitoring the young player since last season.
Arsenal’s wish-list also includes a new goalkeeper, but his name is not yet certain. Reina, Valdes and Casillas are all up for grabs, but their price may be a bit high. Despite their experience, Wenger may still look to carry on his one year contract by signing young footballers. He already has a couple of youngsters training with the Gunners’ first team.
Gedion Zelalem, who is 16, and Hector Bellerin, who is 18, look like promising players who could become part of the team during the next few seasons.
Zealem is probably the most likely to go down the same road Fabregas and Wilshere went and get some time with the big team during the next season.