Summer transfer target Victor Wanyama is reportedly gathering close interest from Premier League clubs Southampton and Cardiff City, supporting claims that Arsenal are set to lose out on the highly rated defensive midfielder.
Firstly I’m going to be honest and state I don’t think Wanyama is right for Arsenal. Not to mention the price tag of the ‘average’ player in my opinion, but the fact that the two other interested clubs in England are Cardiff and Southampton, isn’t exactly promising is it. If Wanyama is so great, why aren’t other big clubs looking at the Celtic man?
The 21 year old has made 61 league appearances for Celtic, scoring 10 goals since his move from Belgian side Beerschot two years ago. Liked for his pace, strength and powerhouse work rate, his passing and defensive capabilities also don’t go unnoticed, but I just personally feel Arsenal can find much better for the quoted value of £10 million.
Arsenal and Welsh International star Aaron Ramsey has already stated his delight in possibly seeing Wanyama coming to the Emirates next season, but many fans have different opinion. I know Fellaini is an extra £12-13 million on top of Wanyama’s £10 million price tag, but he is much better and totally worth it. If Arsenal are to be successful and at least begin to challenge for titles again, then it’s highly necessary we start to pull our finger out during the transfer period and make us a force to be reckoned with once again.
I must once again reiterate that the main clubs also interested in this supposed star are Southampton and Cardiff suggests to me that perhaps this guy isn’t all that everyone claims him to be. Should Arsenal be looking elsewhere? I certainly think so. A defensive midfielder should be one of our priorities this summer and I think the real answer is right in front of us in Maroune Fellaini. Could Wenger pull off a wonder transfer or we will see Le Prof remained satisfied with the cheaper option once again.