Transfer Balls: Arsenal offer Lavezzi a ‘ditch’, players agrees Barcelona deal, wants to join Juventus
Transfer Balls: Do Arsenal need another striker? Surely if Olivier Giroud is good enough score against the mighty Bayern Munich, and with Theo Walcott finding the net regularly, and Danny Welbeck on his way back from injury, the Gunners forward line is well stocked.
But the Mirror says Arsenal are to “launch a last-ditch attempt to sign Ezequiel Lavezzi”.
Lavezzi’s contract expires at the end of next season, and there has been talk of him leaving PSG. Barcelona are apparently also interested, but Arsenal are keen to take him to the Emirates.
Poor old Barcelona need a striker much more than Arsenal do. Yeah, that one makes sense.
The idea of Lavezzi to Arsenal is echoed in the Metro:
Arsenal make last-ditch attempt to seal cut-price transfer of Paris Saint-Germain star Ezequiel Lavezzi
As the Metro and Mirror report from within the echo chamber, talkSport says Arsenal can forget about it:
The broadcaster notes:
Liverpool and Tottenham target Ezequiel Lavezzi has agreed to join Barcelona next summer
Why would Bareclona want him? It makes little sense.
The Football Italia blog says no deal has been done because Lavezzi wants to play for Juventus. That chimes with earlier news:
Such are the facts when a player nears the end of his contract and his agent picks up the phone…