When news dropped about Jovetic and the bid on Monday, I did fear the worst after stating we hadn’t registered an interest in Jovetic, I still ran with suspicions yesterday morning and they have, thus far, proved correct. The Fiorentina sporting director came out and bulldozed the notion that 1) we’d bid 2) we’d even registered a passing interest.
“The way I see it, this interest is non-existent,”
“I have not had any contact with them at all. I don’t think Arsene Wenger is interested in the boy.”
Morning people, so the season of summer madness has started. No sooner had I stated that Arsenal’s interest in Jovetic was low… rumours had surfaced on Twitter, via Italy, that the club had put in a €30m bid for him and his agent had been in London discussing a move.
If that’s the case , exciting times. I’d still be surprised for a number of reasons. The main one being that he’s not a striker in the truest sense of the word. He’s a forward or a false 9 to all those students of Zonal Marking. Maybe we have a development plan for him? The guy is clearly a million miles off anything we have up front, €30m Euros just seems a large sum to go straight in with when names like Rooney and Lewandowski had been discussed in the last few weeks. He scored 12 goals in 31 games last year… even with cash to burn, can you see our opening bid being the one Fiorentina have asked for? Most papers have us down at ‘baulking’ at the price tag.., Twitter has us with a bid accepted talking to agents in London. I simply love how many total nobodies online have a direct line into the power brokers of European footabll
…. and a good morning to everyone. Still buzzing from finishing above Spurs? I am. Not least because I will be £75 richer after some brutal debt collection missions today. Oh yeah, that cash is gonna be so sweet because I’m going to use it pull together a gaggle of buskers and ask them to sing Arsenal songs outside the office window.
Anyway, less about my cash, more about the things you care about. I went to the AST meet up last night which was great fun as usual. Matt Law and John Cross spoke about the club and revealed some interesting things. They’ve been briefed the same stuff as we have. Ivan Gazidis working hard to put that ball firmly in Arsene’s court this summer.