Arsenal’s new Fabregas? Why the Gunners NEED to sign this German star – Young Guns blog view

first_img1 Arsenal fan and Young Guns blogger Jamie Sanderson explains that, while the Gunners need reinforcements elsewhere, they can’t afford to pass up the chance to sign a certain German talent…We all know the areas that Arsenal need to strengthen during this month’s transfer window. It’s no big secret.But while a centre-back and a holding midfielder are absolute must-have signings, there are potential bargains around this time of year, with many players’ contracts running down.Borussia Dortmund ace Ilkay Gundogan is just one of those players, with negotiations over a new deal stalling in recent weeks – and Arsenal have been linked with a move.It’s well known that Dortmund will not sell unless they have to and with Gundogan being a forward-thinking midfielder, many Gooners are not keen on pursuing him.However, if there’s even a sniff of getting the German, we need to go all out. He’s an outstanding player and would take our game to the next level.Gundogan is very much like Cesc Fabregas, a player who can see passes, tackle and run a midfield in a way Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey and Mikel Arteta don’t seem to be able to.With his contract in its last 18 months and no sign of an extension being agree, a bid of around £16m is reported to be enough to land him – absolutely nothing. To put that into perspective, it’s the same amount we spent on Danny Welbeck.We need defensive reinforcements for sure, but bagging Gundogan before the end of the month could be even smarter business.Arsenal fans, do you agree? Comment below… Arsenal have been linked with Ilkay Gundogan last_img read more

DEAL CLOSE! Wayne Rooney on verge of completing free-transfer to Everton

first_img1 Everton are expected to confirm the free-transfer signing of Wayne Rooney by the end of the week, according to reports.As talkSPORT exclusively revealed on Monday, the Toffees are determined to land the 31-year-old this summer.Sources close to the Merseyside club believe it is ‘almost inevitable’ that Manchester United’s record goalscorer will wear the Blue jersey again.United will waive a fee and may also fund part of Rooney’s £13million wages.The deal is not understood to be connected to Romelu Lukaku’s potential transfer to Old Trafford and is expected to be finalised before the Red Devils depart for their pre-season tour of the United States on Sunday.Jose Mourinho’s decision to hand midfield veteran Michael Carrick the captaincy for next season provided the biggest hint yet that Rooney’s days at the club were numbered.Rooney began his career at Goodison Park before joining United for £27million in August 2004. Manchester United’s all-time leading goal scorer is set to return to Goodison Park last_img read more