Arsenal In Talks To Hijack Tottenham’s £15m Double Deal

By on July 2, 2013

On what’s been a relatively quiet day of transfer news for Arsenal (yes, Gonzalo Higuain is still not confirmed!), one story caught my eye in the Mirror, who claim that Arsenal are in talks to try and hijack Tottenham’s £15m move for Dinamo Zagreb pair Tin Jedbaj and Alen Halilovic.

Both players are tipped for great things back in their homeland and they’ve been linked with a host of clubs including Arsenal, Tottenham, Man Utd and Real Madrid in recent months.

Reports on Sunday suggested that Spurs had pulled off a major coup by agreeing a deal to sign the highly-rated duo for £15m, with the deal believed to include several performance-based add-ons. The transfer of the 17-year-old’s to White Hart Lane would be delayed until each turned 18, which would see Jedvaj arrive next January and Halilovic next summer.

Tottenham fans rejoiced and took to Twitter to dig-out Arsenal fans claiming they’d ‘got one over us’. However, on Monday, Dinamo Sporting Director Zdravko Mamic denied that any deal had been agreed with Spurs, claiming that talks were still on-going:

“Negotiations with Spurs are in progress – the deal in not yet done,” he said.

“We are negotiating with Tottenham. We hope and believe the transfer of those two to Spurs will happen, but it’s not yet done.”

“When and if the transfer of Halilovi? & Jedvaj to Spurs is confirmed, both Dinamo and Tottenham will publish it officially.”

The story took another twist today with the Mirror reporting that Arsenal are now in formal talks with the Croatian outfit to try and hijack Tottenham’s deal for the pair, although the newspaper doesn’t have any further details about the offer we’ve put forward.

Of the two, midfielder Halilovic is the stand-out player and he’s been tipped to emulate compatriot Luka Modric. He’s already played for the senior Croatian national team while centre-back Jedvaj has been invited to train with the squad at previous international meet-ups, so they certainly look to have a bright future ahead of them.

£15m does seem like quite a lot for two teenagers who haven’t played outside of Croatia yet, but I’d love to get one over that lot up the road so I hope we gazump them and snap these two starlets up!


  1. tim

    July 2, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    shouldn’t this website be called ‘Gillespie Road’. or to be completely accurate ‘Gillespie Road but we belong at Woolwich Arsenal’.

  2. Peterside Jason

    July 2, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    About from higuain whom else is arsenal signing?

    • Top totti

      July 2, 2013 at 11:23 pm

      Some more Africans.

      • Bogus

        July 3, 2013 at 3:33 am

        i hear they want Adebayor back, bit ambitious for them lol

  3. jack wilshere

    July 2, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    We don’t do hijacking…..
    We only do…. getting hijacked.
    Theres is no higuain signing for arsenal if wenger
    Doesn’t pull his finger out quick….
    Napoli will snap him up as soon as they sell cavani.

    • G. HIGUAIN

      July 2, 2013 at 10:53 pm

      Hey jack, I’m looking forward to pining you up against the wall.

      • Arsene

        July 2, 2013 at 11:21 pm

        Not before I do, im gunner smash his gary glitter right in.

  4. Tony

    July 3, 2013 at 12:30 am

    Daily Mirror or Arsenal Supplement, as some in Fleet Street call it.

  5. Michael Staley

    July 3, 2013 at 12:53 am

    Why are some Tottenham supporters quite so unpleasant? There’s a difference between healthy rivalry and banter on the one hand, and psycho-pathology on the other.

    • DannoShevYiddo

      July 3, 2013 at 1:30 am

      And do you think Spurs are exclusively burdened with idiot fans that troll their rival sites? No,take a look at some of the planks from your lot that are constantly loitering around Spurs articles.At least tho’ Spurs fans have an excuse to be on this article as it’s clearly coming up in our news feed! rather than just being out searching for stuff just to antagonise because nothing is happening at your hovel! Oh and by the way this deal IS done.It got leaked and is just waiting to be confirmed.The Hi-Jack ain’t happening.You’re just dreaming again.£100 million war chest for established players and your still bleeting on about stealing two teenies from under our noses! You lot are in trouble for sure! You can’t can’t even buy Higuain coz Real are trying to keep him as a sweetener for Bale which ain’t happening anyway lol COYS!

    • Bogus

      July 3, 2013 at 3:38 am

      as unpleasant as the Arsenal supporter spamming porn on the Spurs FB page on a daily basis?

  6. Jamie

    July 3, 2013 at 1:58 am

    I honestly care less, it gives me enough sleep knowing we will always finish above this lot. Happy st. Totteringham’s day gunners

  7. Steve housten

    July 3, 2013 at 3:27 am

    Why does arsenal wengar always make has happy 4 same time and on da ather hand he makes as anoid . Is he a bussines man .he should get heguan and if in case dimaria plus diffacive midfielder and also help in our deffance coz we do not have substitutes who are world material pliz help as sir.on not so go for maweje in icv

    • Bogus

      July 3, 2013 at 3:37 am

      i’d be surprised if Wenger lasts the season tbh

  8. Henry

    July 3, 2013 at 6:10 am

    He’s won more than you,
    He’s won more than you,
    Arsene Wenger – he’s won more than you!

  9. pleb

    July 3, 2013 at 7:42 am

    Hey Jack
    Is John Terry your mentor!!

  10. Destiny denniz

    July 3, 2013 at 9:55 am

    Wot arsene wenger dos s 2 scout 4oda club 2buy xo 4dat reason am nt distoped cus wenger wil buy d left ovas dn cm bk 2 tel us dat he dt nt c any exceptional talent n dat he trust diaby 2do d work xo am use 2dis fake news

  11. Vinelle igunza

    July 3, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    I thnk wenger s sleepin on wanyama’s papers. That’s tha youngest and cheapest best no. 6!! Thn rooney, wat else do we want to win trophies?! Absolutely nthn else!