Imbulievable move mooted | Fellaini: we don’t agree on value | Nik off…

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Morning everyone, it’s got to that point in the summer when things start to get painful. We’ve had the money chat, we’ve had the ambition chat and we’ve been told the manager is on board with being a bit more ambitious. So this morning when you hit the papers to read that we’re interested in taking Fellaini to Arsenal… the player would quite like a move… but the club don’t fancy the release clause of £24m… you facepalm, thinking back to the last release clause debacle that was Juan Mata 2 years ago.

The spin on the story is that no one else is interested so we’re going to play hard ball. This has ‘late move from Chelsea’ written all over it. We should just try and get a deal done as quickly as possible to avoid disappointment. Release clauses are there for that exact purpose. So you don’t have to negotiate. Fellaini is a £24m player. Simple as that. He’s young, has residual value, a huge amount of experience and just about every missing ingredient our midfield needs.

If Arsenal genuinely have an interest, Dick Law should just make it happen. No one is going to pat him on the back for saving £3m on a deal. Everyone will go crazy if we’re outbid in three weeks.

‘We can’t compete’ won’t cut it this year.

Hey, that’s to say we’re even interested. Though the smoke is there. Marcotti said we’ve registered an interest. Simple market truths would suggest that a player who cost £15m when you bought them who then succeeds over 5 odd seasons, probably appreciates in value by £8m.

Nik B has agreed to talk to 5 clubs about a move away, he’s lowered his expectations and he’s stated what I’d hoped he would… that playing is important.

“Arsenal have agreed with five clubs so now it is up to me to make a choice.

“I will make that choice within the next 14 days. They are all good clubs. It is a hugely important choice I’m faced with.

“I must go where I am wanted. As a footballer, there is only one thing that can make you happy: playing time.”

Good for you Nik, my faith is restored in your world class talent. The good news is that’s another £52k off the wage bill.

Denilson £45k
Squillaci £60k
Andrey £90k
Bendtner £52k

£247k a week there people… not to mention the savings we’ll make in performance related bonuses. No wait? Players we need to shift now are Fabianski, Gervinho, Chamakh and JD. Then we’re pretty much done.

In European news, Lio Messi has been caught up in a tax fraud case. The prosecutors reckon he owes £4m to them. The player has denied any wrong doing, as he would. The alleged crime could mean jail sentence. He should move over here, he could do a Vodafone deal… the government would just write it off.

Yeah, I went there people.

I’ve also scoured the web for updates on Theo’s sandwich, as far as I can tell, he ate it, but left the side portion of ready salted crisps. A weak showing…

Finally, the story you’ve all been waiting for… we’re tracking Guingamp midfielder Gilbert Imbula. Oh yes. The standard ‘we’ve been tracking him for months’ intro into his introduction… mixed in with good prospect. The price? £8m! Now, I’m no expert in valuation, but that seems like a pretty big fee for a ‘who’ player. Funny that we’re so focused on recruiting for the u21s when it’s the big boys that need bolstering. There you go, the Arsenal way…

Arsene needs to stop messing around and Ivan needs to take charge and just buy the players he wants, rather than allowing him to define the value.

Right, I’m done.

339 Responses to “Imbulievable move mooted | Fellaini: we don’t agree on value | Nik off…”

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  1. Keyser

    Lol doesn’t mean clubs have to sell, get a grip peoples.

    Higuain’s leaving Real Madrid, you’ve got to think there’s something up with that to begin with, then what we swoop in and he thanks his stars we’re in for him and signs immediately ? Fuck no, his agent, maybe numerous agents, pimp him around to any club that’ll listen in World football.

  2. Keyser

    I’ve got to stop using him as an example, fucking Sakho we’ve been linked with or years, and the first club he mentioned was Real Madrid at about 18.

  3. F4Phantomphreak

    What do you think the supporters will really do if AW does the cheap again this summer, and then gives the old there wasn’t anyone of high quality out there too make us better? Do you really believe the majority will rise up in anger, I don’t for one second.

  4. Arsenal 1886-2006

    June 1st 2014.

    From the Arsenal press officer.

    We are pleased to announce the 5 year contract extension has been accepted by Mr Wenger and we are all looking forward to challenging for trophies in 2015 when we have paid the milkman.
    Ivan Gazidis has assured the manager that the transfer kitty (£70 million) will be at his full disposal.

    Thank you.

    Pete Wood.

  5. azed

    Kwik
    Fun kin no wan is free, has mental strength, is super duper qualidee, plays with the hand break on and can play anywhere across the front and middle three. He can also play anywhere across the back 4 and in goal.

    If you were Wenger, wouldn’t you sign the fucker everyday?

  6. BERMY BOY

    The cats out of the bag,the writings on the wall,the proofs in the pudding,shit no matter how YOU slice it we are done.
    ———————————————————————————————————
    Not one ounce of fuckin ambition or pride.Stop living off past laurels.
    You know what,until you start being for real ARSEne,Ivan(the terrible)shit head,just fuck the hell off.

  7. UmBongo

    We should be in for Van Ginkel ahead of the Chaz, kid’s super quality – seems the perfect Wenger mould… why not even a lazy journo shout??

  8. Cartoon Gooner

    Say, didn’t we get Podolski last summer before the window opened? Silly excuse.
    Ito, I like you!

  9. Kiyoshi Ito

    Keyser

    Amidst all the subterfuge,smokescreen & mirrors that the club hides behind,or displays..

    What behind this backdrop,is really your point(s)?

    I mean,the club is full of shit & spin..
    Every year…

    Question:So,how do you make any tangible argument,out of shit& spin from the club?

    Answer:You propel more shit & spin!!

    Night Oh knowledgeable one …!!
    We are not worthy…
    We bow to thee… B/S artist!!

  10. goonerboy

    I don’t know how any gooner can be taken in by spin lawyer Gazidis.

    Talking up the clubs capacity to buy top class players when you know that the manager who you have given total control to- has no intention of ever buying anyone who costs more than 12m -is simply deceptive.
    There is a huge disconnect between Gazidis and Wengers stated ambitions on the field and their refusal to participate in the transfer market-except to sell.

    It really is a massive irrelevance how much money the club as a whole has and it always has been.

    Wenger does not participate in the transfer market-he will only ever buy cheap players out of choice.

    Just look at Wenger’s last 3 deals-Cazorla, Podolski, Giroud-what did they all have in common? Very low buy out clauses in their contracts.
    Arteta if you recall took a wage cut to sign for us- from Everton FFS..

    I seriously doubt that Wenger will ever buy ANY established, top player in this market -there is too much money around and a relative shortage of talent at the ultra cheap price that Wenger sees as being our or rather his market.

    Wenger is not even seriously looking. He has already decided that the range of players being linked from Capoue to Fellaini to Isco cost far more than he is prepared to pay.

    I agree with Jeff- until Wenger goes-forget it-kids and unknowns are cheap thats why he buys them..

  11. Harry Redknapp

    arsene and ivan are celebrating boys

    Higuain too! Chelsea now chasing the same strikers as Arsenal and Real Brandish 22:52 Newsnow

  12. paul mc daid

    Lets be honest,what truly world class player would play for the gutless,lying, old fool after watching how he has been running our once great club,its so sad.

  13. northern gooner

    Wenger only gets paid half a mill a year by arsenal. The other 7 million is from Chelsea the 2 Manc clubs barca and real Madrid for scouting players for them to sign. They let him keep the odd one for a couple of years rvp and nasri.
    He’s been doing it for the last 15 years.

  14. TheBayingMond

    “In European news, Lio Messi has been caught up in a tax fraud case. The prosecutors reckon he owes £4m to them. The player has denied any wrong doing, as he would. The alleged crime could mean jail sentence”

    Just to come back to this, they had some legal tart on Talksport las tnight. Messi is going to jail about as much as we’re signing Rooney or paying Real 30m for Higuain. Ergo, it ain’t fucking happening! Apparently the Spanish tax authorities didn’t even contact him about it, he heard about it in the press.

    The Spanish are very keen to get a high profile case under way to show a bit of willing to the German’s seeing as how their economy is more f*****d than Rangers. Most likely outcome will be a change in rules and a low key settlement of some kind.

  15. TheBayingMob

    “In European news, Lio Messi has been caught up in a tax fraud case. The prosecutors reckon he owes £4m to them. The player has denied any wrong doing, as he would. The alleged crime could mean jail sentence”

    Just to come back to this, they had some legal tart on Talksport las tnight. Messi is going to jail about as much as we’re signing Rooney or paying Real 30m for Higuain. Ergo, it ain’t fucking happening! Apparently the Spanish tax authorities didn’t even contact him about it, he heard about it in the press.

    The Spanish are very keen to get a high profile case under way to show a bit of willing to the German’s seeing as how their economy is more f*****d than Rangers. Most likely outcome will be a change in rules and a low key settlement of some kind.

    PS can you not approve last message that is awaiting moderation, spelt the username wrong! 🙂

  16. Emiratesstroller

    I am beginning to question the competence of the people running the club.
    Most of the other major teams appear to be very active now in transfer market
    whilst Wenger seems to be sitting on his hands as usual no doubt looking for
    bargains.

    My view is that the club will be as usual the last in the queue. Personally I have
    no longer any confidence that the people running Arsenal are capable of attracting the best talent to the club.

    Whilst registration may open on 1st July there is absolutely nothing to prevent clubs finalising their transfers before that date as several clubs appear
    to be doing.

  17. Aussie Gooner Dave

    If we miss out on Fellaini for fluffing around over a couple of million quid, Wenger will be pelted with rotten tomatoes by the supporters. It’s so bloody typical, wait to try & negotiate the price down while clubs come in and pay the asking price. Anyone remember Mata & Hazard? Bet anything you like, we will miss out on targets this year coz we constantly stuff around haggling over pennies.

  18. peanuts&monkeys

    the way wenger has started selling and disposing players off, i wonder if the target this year is to earn 70 mill net from the transfer market