Arsenal To Hijack Tottenham’s Move For £30m Lamela?

By on August 21, 2013

Arsenal could be ready to hijack Tottenham’s move for Roma attacker Erik Lamela, according to reports in Italy.

Reports here in Britain claim that Spurs are on the verge of signing the 21-year-old after holding talks with Roma official Walter Sabatini on Tuesday.

However, the vibe coming out of Italy is a very different one with Sky Sport Italia saying that Sabatini left London after the two clubs failed to agree a fee, with Spurs refusing to go above £25m while Roma are demanding £30m.

Here’s the good part, the report also claims that Arsenal have now entered the race and are interested in signing the Argentinean international, with ‘rumours’ suggesting that we could be set to ‘dive in’ with a late bid. Liverpool are also said to be monitoring the situation as well.

Gooners have had to sit back and watch our local rivals spend close to £100m – when they complete the signing of Willian – so it would be a welcome treat if we did gazump them with a late move for Lamela.

The youngster looks to be a huge talent and 15 goals in 33 games last season is an impressive haul. The gap between Spurs bid and Roma’s valuation isn’t insurmountable so if we are going to try and snap him up from under their noses, we better do it quickly.

Whether we’ll be prepared to pay the £30m asking price is another matter. We’ve not got a good track record of paying the going rate for players so far this summer, so I’m not convinced Arsene Wenger will sanction such a bid for a relatively unproven winger.

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  1. Greg

    August 21, 2013 at 9:14 am

    I’m not sure Arsene blowing nearly half of his budget on a 21 year old hopeful makes much sense. Spurs at least have Soldado now and could let lamella develop.

    Besides, i think central defense, goal keeper and a 20 goal a year striker should be further up the list.

    • Dan Shevyiddo

      August 21, 2013 at 9:42 am

      You’ve got a 20 goal a year striker in Giroud I reckon.Of course he needed a season to settle and I’m sure he’ll do well this time tho I sincerely hope he doesn’t.

  2. Transfer king

    August 21, 2013 at 9:16 am

    Desperation? You know whatever Arsene offers we will top it. If he spends anything over 10 mill on one player he tends to get a nose bleed. Next!

  3. :)

    August 21, 2013 at 9:24 am

    Yids are taking over

  4. ReadBetweenTheLines

    August 21, 2013 at 9:26 am

    Sorry goons he’s heading to The Lane. The real story here if you care to engage your brains is that Roma are negotiating with Spurs and trying to get as much $$$ out of the deal as they can. So, here’s the clever bit so pay attention, they use Italian media to hopefully pressure us into completing a rushed deal. Say whaaaaaaa!! Football clubs use the media for their own benefit? I’m afraid so.

  5. Trev

    August 21, 2013 at 9:32 am

    Why would ANYONE want to sign for the goons……which is proved by players preferring little clubs like Napoli and Wolfsburg haha. COYS

  6. yidney poitier

    August 21, 2013 at 9:37 am

    hahahahahahahaha you would be happy signing a winger when you clearly need a new keeper, defensive mid, centre back and striker! you would rather gazump spurs than sign one of the many players you actualy need?????? no wonder youre on such a downward spiral!!!

    • Dan Shevyiddo

      August 21, 2013 at 9:49 am

      Perfect!! Ha ha! North London is ours!

  7. Brel

    August 21, 2013 at 9:45 am

    You won’t get him because he loves baldini haha.

  8. Dan Shevyiddo

    August 21, 2013 at 9:46 am

    Ha ha! to be honest you need to act quickly if you are to sign ANYONE! and if you get bashed by Fenerbache,which is not unlikely,you will have lost your Champions League status too which will make it all the more difficult.I can see some serious panic buys in the pipeline.Your board screwed it up when they declared that they had a multi million pound warchest up for grabs.Nice move that.North London is ours!!

  9. austine wanjala

    August 21, 2013 at 9:53 am

    lets hope it will happen that way

  10. Dan Shevyiddo

    August 21, 2013 at 9:58 am

    You need a decent holding midfielder like Capoue,a keeper like Lloris,a centre back like Vertonghen and just maybe a striker like Soldado.Perhaps you should have gone for those players? Oh damn! You did but they came to the Lillywhites.If you wanna buy players you don’t need ‘just to piss us yids off’ and leave yourselves ridiculously vulnerable then crack on! As you were.But I have to tell you,watching you lose at home against a team that we put six goals past last season when you were one nil up inside six minutes really doesn’t piss us off.Hell! If you don’t address your problems and carry on like that ALL season I might even buy me a season ticket for Arsenal.It would be so worth the money watching you get opened up EVERY game!! North London is ours! COYS!

  11. Barry

    August 21, 2013 at 10:08 am

    Your better off sticking to you usual policy of buying refs and training children to dive.

    • blllllleh

      August 21, 2013 at 10:28 am

      what you said has no relevance what so ever, what do you even mean barry?? lay off the glue sniffing

  12. Nik

    August 21, 2013 at 10:21 am

    Thats exactly what Arsenal need isnt it… chucking huge amounts of money on another ‘creative midfielder’. Perhaps you should look for a goalkeeper, centreback and combative midfielder first. Your midfield is chock full of creative midfielders and not one who can make a tackle or lead a team. Yet the only people you are linked with is Cabaye and Lamela. Seems Arsene Wenger doesnt see what everyone else sees…..

  13. vims

    August 21, 2013 at 10:44 am

    OOOOOH Twatenhams Twatenhams Twatenhams. You run you beaks here because we lost our home game. I want to assure you that even when we loose all our home games this season, you Twatenhams will not finish ahead of us. Isn’t it strange that we are on a downward spiral but we still finish ahead of you? very strange! COYG

    • Simon spurs

      August 21, 2013 at 11:08 am

      COYG …… = come on you gays

      grown up for me i know, but hell i don’t care spurs WILL finish higher than arsenal for 1 small reason… we now have a MUCH better team and play MUCH better than you will this yeah

  14. vims

    August 21, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Oooh you dream…. dream on twatehams. Incase you dont know, you have always had a good team but never good enough to get the job done. I am 100% sure this year wont be any different. COYS….. come on you sh*t

  15. Goona

    August 21, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    Ha! Ha! Ha! you cockralites are living once again in fantasy land, and spending well over 100 mil in the hope of trying to catch us.We gooners will always be kings of north London, I remember last season when we had a little setback, you were crowing “we’re the kings” and all that jazz, and look what happened to you, yeah!you were put in your rightful place as usual, brought down to earth, and that’s underneath us glorious Gunners and it will happen again that’s for sure..So be prepared.Ha! Ha! Ha!……

  16. Vince

    August 26, 2013 at 2:53 am

    By bidding £25 million + £1?

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