Arsenal Favourites Ahead Of Man Utd To Sign €12m Striker – Reports

By on July 24, 2015

According to the Independent, Arsenal are now favourites ahead of Manchester United and Real Madrid to sign Juventus hitman Fernando Llorente this summer.

Arsene Wenger has been strongly tipped to bring in another striker this summer and although there’s been plenty of talk about record breaking moves for the likes of Karim Benzema, it appears we may have a back-up plan in mind.

The Independent are citing a report from Italian outlet TuttoSport that claims we’re now in pole position to land Spanish international Fernando Llorente.

The 30-year-old is facing an uncertain future at Juventus after they signed Pablo Dybala and he’s been linked with moves to both Madrid and United in recent weeks.

However, TuttoSport suggest Arsenal are now favourites to sign the target-man and are willing meet Juve’s supposed €12m (£8.5m) asking price, BUT only if we’re told there is no chance of signing Karim Benzema this summer.

So it looks like Arsene is still hoping to land his No.1 target but if Madrid refuse to sell, then we’ll turn our attention to Llorente.

How about this….we let Madrid have Llorente, and they then sell us Benzema? That sounds a much better idea to me!

Llorente is a decent striker but I don’t think he’s a big upgrade on Giroud, if at all, so I’d rather we went all out and tried to sign Benzema. If that doesn’t work out, then I’d even prefer we went for someone like Alexander Lacazette or Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

To me, Llorente would be a short-term fix and he wouldn’t be the world class striker we need to make us genuine title challengers, so I’d pass on this opportunity.



  1. Bakri

    July 24, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    Fernando Llorente is a 30 years old player and he was not doing well last season for Juventus and that is why they are ready to sell him for only
    £8.5m. There are far more better options for Arsenal in Alexander Lacazette or Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang or the dream signing Benzema if and only if be available.Fernando Llorente. will be another Oliver Giroud for Arsenal and will not score enough goals to lead Arsenal to the championship.

  2. nay nyo kha

    July 25, 2015 at 3:48 am

    not Llorente gioud is better than him banzema latezette pedro or cavani dmf sargio buquest or pogba carvilho belick isco u have 200m director tell


    July 27, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    Mr Wenger pls we need liorente to arsenal


    July 27, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    Chelsea man u man city Liverpool be ware of arsenal this season

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