Real Madrid Want Clichy

The new regime under Florentino Perez will soon come knocking at the Emirates, but not for Fabregas, well not yet anyway.  Real’s new manager has identified the left-back slot as the one position that needs to be strengthened and he has handed Perez two names, Evra and Clichy (now being reported by London Evening Standard 12 June 2009).

Manchester United are bracing themselves for €80 million bid for Ronaldo (Man Utd have accepted an £80million bid 11 June 2009), which is his buyout clause, so I doubt Ferguson will too willing to allow another player to the club that he so much despises (despite having sold them Beckham, van Nistelrooy and Heinze).

Perez will be calling Arsenal in the next four or five weeks, once he has completed most of his signings and will want to talk about Clichy.  The price he will offer will be around £10 million, having spent so lavishly on other players.  Arsenal, will no doubt, turn such an offer down.   If Real came back with a bid of around £18 million, Wenger will start to consider the matter.

Clichy is a fast, competitive defender who Wenger has groomed over the last 5 years.  However, Wenger will have been impressed by the progress made by Gibbs this season.  He will have seen Gibbs cope admirably in defensive situations and he is a player who gives Arsenal more going forward that Clichy.  He will also have at the back of his mind Traore who had a mixed a season at Portsmouth.  Nobody knows if Arsene considers Traore as a left-back any more.

What will also play on Arsene’s mid is that Vermaelen can also play at left-back and that might be the role Arsene has in mind for the Belgium international.

What is for sure is that call will come from Real and a bid of around £18 million will be hard to resist.

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Posted on June 10, 2009, in Transfers and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. Can’t we get +£20m from moneybags? I mean they paid £22 for Diarra, why not more for Clichy. I’d sell him in a heartbeat. Gibbs and Traore are comming on well. How about selling him say £25m and top up the kitty for transfer? Vermaelen is apparently capable of playing left back, so Hangeland would be a welcome addition. Yaya as DM and a super striker to round off. I think we could really challenge for honours not just be potentials.

  2. and your sources are??

    • northbanklegend

      TalkSport Graham Hunter who is very good at Barca and Real stories. He said Chelsea offered more money for Kaka but AC agreed with Real and that was the end of the matter.
      Both Graham Hunte and Guillem Balague have spoken about the Ronaldo issue, so I beleive this story

  3. Your kidding yourself if you think we should sell Clichy! He may have had an up and down season, but he gives his all for the team and although Gibbs is a good prospect he is nothing compared to Clichy!

  4. U GUYS NEED TO WAKE UP AND GROW UP CREATING THESE FAKE BLOGS THAT DONT EVEN HAVE ANY REAL QUOTES OR STATEMENTS AND EXPECT EVERY1 TO READ IT AN NO1 TO COMPLAIN F***ING FAGGITS GET A REAL LIFE!

  5. oje anthony ahone

    wenger pls leave clichy alone dont sell him,are u insane somebody that is matured ,pls clichy is a world class player and i love 2 see sagnaoe eboue at 2 toure 5 varmalean 6 clichy 3, like that fabregas or arshavin10, song or diaby or denilson 4, walcott or nasri or rosicky 7 attack we have dasilva dzak,adebayor,bentender please dont sell this guy they are matured,instead buy obafemi martins or ik uche someone moving the attack we are gunners fans dont sell any player let win silver ware

  6. Vincent Toolit

    You want to sell Clichy and replace him with Gibbs/Traore, are u ok guys?? You are the very guys who are complaining of having to many young and inexperienced players in our team yet you still want to sell your experienced players!! Please AW don’t sell Clichy at any price .

  7. the only possible way that wenger would realistically think about selling clichy is if the foriegn to english ratio were to come into place.

    otherwise there would be no point in selling clichy and bringing in gibbs, it is hardly like clichy is old and should be thinking about retiring, and he is far better than gibbs

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