Agent Hints Arsenal Will Table €50m Striker Bid In January

By on October 21, 2013

Some interesting transfer news for you tonight with a registered FIFA agent claiming that a Premier League club will make a €50m bid for Karim Benzema in January, and the Metro are suggesting that club is Arsenal.

Arsene Wenger is a long-term fan of the French hitman’s and we’ve been linked with him for what feels like years. Even when he left Lyon for Madrid back in 2009 we were understood to be interested in bringing him to north London.

With the boss on the hunt for world class striker in the summer, Benzema’s name was once again suggested in the media but he ended up staying at the Bernabeu. However, he’s struggled for form so far this season and has been jeered on a regular basis by his own fans, leading to speculation he could be on the move when the transfer window re-opens in January.

Now, agent Francois Gallardo has claimed that a ‘very important’ Premier League team wants to sign the 25-year-old and will test Madrid’s resolve with a €50m [£43million] bid.

‘A very important Premier League club is after Karim,’ Gallardo said

‘This club wants the transfer to happen this winter, but if this is not possible, then next summer at the latest.

‘The offer will be around €50million [£43million].’

While the agent refused to name the interested party, he was speaking just days after we were once again linked with a move for the player and the Metro is certain the club in question is Arsenal. It would make sense on many levels and I can’t think of another big English club who requires a striker as much as we do, but I’m personally not convinced Wenger will spend another €50m just months after spending that amount on Mesut Ozil.

The boss even hinted today that he might not need to strengthen in the winter at all. This would be a big mistake in my opinion. While the current squad is playing sensationally so far this season, I’d still like to see another striker signed in January. Olivier Giroud is playing very well, but we can’t rely on just him throughout the entire campaign. We need another option, and Benzema would be a great addition, so lets hope this agent is right.


  1. fran

    October 22, 2013 at 12:31 am

    Seruously 50 million for benzema. Hes worth maybe 20 on current form ill be sick if we pay anymore for him. Hell we could have had higiun for 30

  2. mystic

    October 22, 2013 at 12:42 am

    Already CL cup tied, so that would reduce his value immediately. The 50m euro tag is simply a joke.

  3. may7heaven

    October 22, 2013 at 7:50 am

    I wouldn’t take Benzema at any price, certainly not at 50 million €. Jackson Martinez, Suarez, Lewandowski, and even Benteke would all be far better fits for Arsenal.

  4. Odeh John

    October 22, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Welcome to emirate to join your team mate for collelective effort for Arsenal fans

  5. Tee jay ilorin 9ja

    October 22, 2013 at 11:19 am

    Lew,j.m,suarez&benteke are more better than fatty benz

  6. Alan

    October 22, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Over rated player…20 mill top, a stab at Jovetic would be better… but i’m not so sure he is much better…..Suarez will not go to gunners

  7. aguyi

    October 22, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    why not go for lewand instead of ben.

  8. dawit zenebe

    October 22, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Ben currently worth 20, wenger better go lewodewski, benteke, suerz

  9. saidu

    October 22, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    lew is a good option

  10. ArsenalFan

    October 23, 2013 at 11:04 am

    Why does not Arsenal buy Robert Lewandowski instead!!!!!

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