Yaya Toure Next On Arsene’s List
Transfer rumour mill is heating up with many players being linked to Arsenal, but our old favourite appears to be top of the list. Yaya Toure is being tipped as wanting to come to Arsenal and team up with his brother. Wenger is a fan of Yaya, we had home on trial several years ago, but due to work permit problems, we were unable to sign him.
Arsenal were rumoured to have made a bid for Yaya last summer, but there are mixed messages as to why he did not sing; Barcelona were prepared to sell him and that still seems to be the case. Barcelona have Xavi, Iniesta, Busquets and Keita all capable of playing in midfield.
Yaya has said he would love to play with Kolo, but it is not up to him.
If the Yaya Toure rumours are true and Wenger makes a bid for him in the region of £15 million, the board needs to back Wenger on this one. Yaya is the player who will make a big difference to our team. He is the midfielder that we have been looking for and been missing.
The only drawback will be both he and his brother will be missing for 6 weeks in 2010 for the African Nations Cup. No doubt if Yaya is available Manchester City and Chelsea will try and hijack any deal.
Yaya is one of the longest running stories for all Arsenal fans, this summer will be the conclusion of this story, either he joins now or he never will and the name Yaya Toure will no longer exhaust thousand of cyberspace words and speculation.
If we can sign Yaya Toure, Thomas Vermaelen and Edin Dzeko, these will be the three signings that will transform Arsenal. If Wenger and the board move fast, our transfers will be complete within two weeks.
The latest on Vermaelen is that there are negotiations going on, but Arsenal are not prepared to pay £10 million and are looking for a payment on performance basis, I hope this delay does not scupper the transfer.
Posted on June 5, 2009, in Transfers and tagged Arsenal, Arsenal News, Arsenal Transfer Targets 2009, Arsenal Transfers, Edin Dzeko, Summer Transfer News, Summer Transfers 2009, Transfer News, Vermaelen, Yaya Toure. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.