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Fellaini Set To Follow Higuain To Arsenal As Wenger Prepres £45m Spree

By on June 21, 2013

The summer transfer window is starting to get interesting Gooners, with reports today from the Evening Standard claiming that boss Arsene Wenger is prepared to spend a further £23m on Marouane Fellaini just days after agreeing a deal to sign Gonzalo Higuain from Real Madrid for £22m.

It’s understood that all parties are confident the deal to bring Higuain to the Emirates Stadium will be concluded in the coming days once Carlo Ancelotti is confirmed as Jose Mourinho’s replacement at the Bernabeu, after the Argentinean hitman agreed personal terms over a four-year contract.

The 25-year-old’s purchase would smash Arsenal’s current transfer record – set at £15m paid for Andrey Arshavin in 2009 – and would represent a huge shift in transfer policy from the club.

However, the spending may not end their with the Standard suggesting that Wenger will then go and break our transfer record for a second time this summer by activating the £23m release clause inserted into Fellaini’s Everton contract.

The boss is a huge fan of the Belgian international’s and with Fellaini understood to be keen on a move following David Moyes departure, Wenger had hoped to pick him up for less than his buy-out fee. But the Toffees have refused to go lower than the £23m required and it appears Arsene is now prepared to pay that sum to bring the afro-haired ace to north London.

It would be a stunning double swoop if we can pull it off and it would see the club splash £45m on two excellent new additions. These are my two ‘dream’ (buy realistic) summer targets and I’d be delighted if we can sign them both in the coming weeks.

It seems the Higuain deal is extremely close, although I’ve just read a report suggesting Juventus may try and make a late move to hijack our deal, but I have a feeling Fellaini’s signature will be even harder to secure. I can see the likes of Chelsea and Man Utd showing an interest if we make a move so I’m not going to get my hopes up too much just yet.

Would we be title contenders if we signed Higuain and Fellaini? Share your thoughts in the comments section…

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56 Comments

  1. Akinfresh

    June 21, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Yes it wil b a gr8t signing

  2. N7

    June 21, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    I’d, sadly, be amazed if Fellani didn’t end up at Man U or Chelsea (depending on his relationship with Moyes).

    Also I’ d love it if we got David Villa-that all seemed to go very quiet very quickly.

    Oh, and Elvis and Jesus and cryogenically preserved Zidane please…;-)

  3. ola.i

    June 21, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    as a gooner fan, I wud love to see d lyks of Higuain, Fellaini, wanyama, and a classic defender…..we ar don

  4. Ineke Stanley

    June 21, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    My annoyance is that Arsenal always keeps pricing players for other clubs to be buying. They (ARSENAL) never seem to be serious, never acknowledging the emotional affair of the humble fans. Too bad and embarrassing. Sometimes, the success of a club goes beyond having a mere bragging right to having a “psychological right”

    • Arseniel

      June 21, 2013 at 1:36 pm

      Stop reading blogs and listening to rum ours if you can’t cope you Spakka

  5. Arseniel

    June 21, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Can’t see Fellini going to manure. They don’t need him with Carrick there. Chelsea maybe withe recent suggestions that john obi mikel is off to turkey. However no hints from them yet that they want him. Fingers crossed!

  6. Musa Yahaya

    June 21, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    With the addition of both players (Higuain & Fellani) the invisible era will be back again.

  7. Musa Yahaya

    June 21, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    With the addition of both players (Higuain & Fellani) the invisible era will be back again.

  8. Tamerat Tesfaye

    June 21, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    Buy feilane & rooney after heguin

  9. Francis Angrey

    June 21, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    That’ll be great but AW should do it fast.

  10. chimuka muchanga

    June 21, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    higuin , felain & rooney are all welcome to our beloved team arsenal

  11. Prince bailey

    June 21, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Owk fyn let do d job now by landing higuain fellainni rooney wanyama

  12. atid

    June 21, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    3 for the starting x1 – higuain fellaini rooney
    3 for the squad – cesar williams schwarzer
    3 under 21s – sanogo imbula and the portugese cb

  13. Ccokwuoha

    June 21, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    I can’t wait 4 nest season to start if we buy fallani, rooney nd higual. Arsenal will b on top 4 sure

  14. Nicky

    June 21, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Higuian is the one I want the most. Think 23m is way too much for Fellaini.
    Don’t get me wrong, Fellaini is a good player but think there is better and cheaper players than him on the market and that Everton are taking the piss with this price tag.

    • Logicool gooner

      June 21, 2013 at 2:39 pm

      They aren’t taking the piss! That’s the release clause in his contract. & All u stupid fans, this is exactly why you get upset because you listen to rumours that are unconfirmed by Arsenal officials. Then when nothing happens you say Arsene is tight or doesn’t know what he is doing.

      Some of these rumours are exactly that, rumours. Don’t start blaming a club for not landing a playing when u don’t even know for sure we were serious about them in the first place. You guys don’t have a clue what goes on in a club, 22 mil is serious money do u think they playing Monopoly money? So don’t be surprise if come September we end up with unheard of players like Sagogo or whatever his name is.

      • Kel

        June 21, 2013 at 8:56 pm

        Well written mate! I think some of our fans just have big mouth and voracious thirst for rumours. Rumours are just that, rumours and unconfirmed by AW or Arsenal, end of!

  15. agate

    June 21, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    @Musa yahaya…….sorry, not this crops of players can bring back the invincible…….maybe it can never happen again

  16. Oyekanbi segun

    June 21, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Arsenal shu pursue David villa too

  17. Charactr

    June 21, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Get me ceasar,fellain & hugain.that is what arsenal is needed

  18. Nicky

    June 21, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    They are taking the piss because he ain’t worth £23m.
    Who installed the buy out clause?
    If Arsenal install say £15m on Gervinho, ain’t that taking the piss?

    • Logicool gooner

      June 21, 2013 at 3:58 pm

      Fair enough but buy out clauses are created to prevent people breaking their contract. Messi’s is 200 mil, they are not saying he’s worth that but anyone stupid enough to pay that for one player when they could have 10 Cazorlas is the one I think is taking the piss out of their fans. They put the clauses there to deter people from breaking their contract, if they do, the club gets a tidy sum so it’s a win win for them.

  19. RealG

    June 21, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Why is everyone saying Arshavin was our most expensive buy??? £15m right?? Well has everyone forgotten about lil Santi??? Or can nobody count nowadays?? Last time I looked 16 was higher than 15! Santi cost us £16m – therefore our most expensive signing! People who say Arshavin is our most expensive obviously dont know much about Arsenal! Or are trying to make Arsenal look bad as we let our most expensive signing leave for a free! So please everyone get your facts right before you attempt to tell a transfer rumour!! How can Gooners believe all the blogs and papers if they cant basic facts right???

    • Logicool gooner

      June 21, 2013 at 4:05 pm

      Reyes so supposed to cost us 17 mil but we ended up paying 9 I think. We’ve only jus signed Santi, I’m not sure we paid all up front. I think the thing is it might rise to 16 depending on different things so in the end we might only end up paying 10. So technically to date think Wiltord is our record signing & not even Arshavin. Someone correct me if I’m wrong.

  20. Ademola Ridwan

    June 21, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Hi gooners! I pray 4 asene wenger to spend as he wishes to, cos 8 years without trophy is a same to asenal fans. Pls BABA IJEBU oooooooooooooooooooooo.

  21. unibest

    June 21, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    Very interesting story I pray we secure those 2 guys, then add Roony then we are good to challenge any team on earth

  22. Salis Bappale

    June 21, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    We are happy about hiaguan singning…. What netx is fellaini&Rooney our team most come strong. Up gunners…

  23. GoonerNW5

    June 21, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    Arsene should forget about Fellaini and buy Capoue instead! Good range of passing and will add steel to the midfield.
    With the additions of Higuin and Capoue plus a versatile defender the team will be challenging for honours again.
    Gooner for life

  24. denis

    June 21, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    We all talk and talk lets wait and see what will happen season starting soon

  25. Oluwaseun idowu

    June 21, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    Let do its now or never

  26. tecco 22

    June 21, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Plz mk it happen wit ceacer

  27. Giorgio Inzani

    June 21, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    Ye, realistically, there is a genuine possibility of signing both, but we’ll have to wait and see. No one can argue with Wenger for bringing in two big names after years of nagging him to dip into his wallet

  28. John winstone

    June 21, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    Will able to fight for tittle if we’ll get Fellaini and Higuain.

  29. Chikezie Chinke

    June 22, 2013 at 1:16 am

    Its sure will be a great improvement from the last team and that will make us contenders. But a sure Silverware squad will include the likes of David Villa, Nani, Cesar and Williams.

  30. giineresque

    June 22, 2013 at 4:01 am

    NOT HAPPENING (read as.. TOLD YOU SO..after 30th of august)

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