Is Wenger About to Buy A Brazilian Defender?

Internet site Sport.co.uk, the site that first reported the imminent signature of Thomas Vermaelen, though in fairness they do print so much garbage they are making Tribal football look respectable, are stating that Brazilian centre back Naldo is on his way from Werder Bremen to Arsenal.

 They quote Werder Bremen coach who said, “Naldo is a great athlete and could do well at the right club, unfortunately he doesn’t fit the direction we’re planning to move in any longer.

“We expect to move him for somewhere in the region of €10 million, and English side Arsenal is as of now the most likely destination.”

Naldo is a big defender at 6ft 4inches and is a versatile two-footed central defender; he is capable of playing right across the back line and has been capped four times by Brazil.

If Wenger moves for Naldo, it will surely signal the end of Kolo Toure’s career at Arsenal.  The price quoted is right up Wenger’s street, €10 million for Naldo and €10 million for Vermaelen will be offset by €16 million for Toure and €7 million for Senderos.

Posted on July 1, 2009, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Ibrahim sabo 4rm nigeria

    Arsenal hve 2 be very active about naldo, b/c i hve watched him played 4 several occation at wb h’s a very good cb. Lets go 4 him. ARSENAL 4 REAL.

  2. Not so sure about this one, I can’t see Wenger starting with 2 newbies in the centre of defence (Vermaelen and Naldo) for the start of the season especially if Selling Toure is part of the equation.
    Plus what’s all that quote from Bremens Manager ” he doesn’t fit the direction we’re planning to move in”, what’s that all about?

  3. I’ll be gutted if Kolo goes.He’s one of the few players that has any heart.

  4. i think naldo would be a welcomed edition to our squad. we would some much needed height but i’m not sure about his pace. since arsenal hold a high line, he might be exposed for a lack pace by speedy forwards. i wouldn’t mind one bit if he did sign.

  5. come on now guys you really think that arsene wenger will let an INVINCIBLE GO be serious vermaelen has signed because of silvestre leaving djourou isn’t ready and gallas might have his last season this season coming so if naldo signs it will take him up 2 a year to fully adapt in all sectors so as Vermaelen. An therefore I think Arsene Wenger will play it smart this season buy going for a big squad like manchester united did last season, and I AM POSITIVE WE CAN BRING BACK AT LEAST 1 TROPHY BACK TO THE EMIRATES STADIUM STARTING FROM THE EMIRATES CUP ITSELF…… COME ON YOU GUNNNERS!!!!!!

  6. I would prefer us to buy Sakho. He is a terrific long term prospect and good form the basis of our defence for a decade.

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