Another familiar name has been linked with a move to Arsenal today Gooners, with Arsene Wenger said to have been offered the chance to sign long-term target Yoann Gourcuff for just £3m, according to the Metro.
The silky French play-maker has been linked with a move to us for years and Arsene has expressed his admiration for the player on more than one occasion in the past. It was reported that Wenger tried to sign Gourcuff back in 2009 but refused to match the £20m Lyon agreed to pay Bordeaux.
However, his time with Lyon hasn’t gone according to plan and the 28-year-old has suffered from a series of injuries that have seen his form dip drastically.
It seems he’s looking to rejuvenate his career with a move away from France and the Metro claim Lyon are willing to sell for just £3 million, with Arsenal and Spartak Moscow believed to be preparing late moves to sign him before the end of the month.
Gourcuff was once regarded as one of the most talented play-makers in Europe so the chance to sign him for just £3 million sounds like a real bargain, but there is a couple of catches. Firstly, Gourcuff is understood to want £4 million a year in wages and secondly he is well short of match practice as injuries have meant he’s yet to make an appearance this season.
While Arsene may be a long-term fan, I really don’t see the point in bringing Gourcuff to the Emirates this month. A play-maker is probably the last thing we need right now. Arsene should be spending his money on a defensive midfielder, a striker, a versatile defender or even a winger before he goes for another play-maker. So for that reason, I hope the Metro‘s report is BS.
Would you take Gourcuff for £3m? If not, what player would you like to see join the club this month?