Arsenal make a silly bid – report



The Metro reported late yesterday that Arsenal have now made a bid for Barcelona winger Alexis Sanchez.

If there is substance in the rumour then it’s certainly an exciting one and we could definitely see him doing the business at Arsenal.

But in typically prudent, and some would say unrealistic fashion, Arsenal apparently made a bid of €25 million for Sanchez. The Metro says:

Arsenal have opened the bidding for Barcelona winger Alexis Sanchez by offering £19.4million for his services.

The Gunners have made Sanchez one of their top transfer targets after Barca officials made it clear that the Chilean can leave this summer.

Obviously that is a lot of money but, in today’s market, it seems a bit of a silly offer.

Sanchez, at 25 years old, is one of the best players in the world and he’s not even at his peak yet. He’s also been one of the stand out performers at The World Cup.

With so much other apparent interest in the services of the player, from Italy and England, you’d imagine €25 million is nowhere near enough to snare the player.

Indeed, respected Spanish daily Marca suggests that Barcelona value him far more highly.

Barcelona, however, have placed a €40m price tag around the speedster’s neck and would rather he went to Liverpool in part exchange for Suárez. The snag is that Alexis isn’t sold on a move to Anfield and his first choice remains fighting for his place at the Camp Nou.

We think that value is far more likely to be around that region and with a swap deal with Suarez potentially on Arsenal are going to have to pull their finger out if they are serious about signing the player.

In our opinion a bid of this size suggests that Arsenal aren’t quite sure whether they want him or not.

Let’s take a look at the lad in action. Arsenal fans: do you think this is a bit of a silly bid?




  1. iain

    Jul 2, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    yes but you dont mention the money Barca owe Arsenal from the transfers for Song and Fabregas – let alone the sell on fee for Fab to Chelski

    Clearly conjecture but if you add 7/8m for all that lot then its actually a 32m offer and probably about right…

  2. Daniel Too

    Jul 2, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    Wenger must deep dipper and present better offer in order to land world class player like Alexies.

  3. Alex

    Jul 2, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Barça owe Arsenal f*** all any more. They sold to Chelsea for exactly the price they paid for him and thereby stuck the middle finger up at Arsenal, rightly so hahah. As for the Song transfer, they get nothing for that either. Anyone who thinks otherwise has to be dense and deluded enough to believe the bull*** English media’s pathetic rumours.

  4. André Hatlevik

    Jul 2, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    Barca in my opinion own Arsenal everything. Lets start with Petit, Overmars, Hleb, Sylvinho, Henry, Fàbregas and Song. That’s pretty damn much manpower over the years. Even our best player ever is among them!!!!!! And how many Barca players has Arsenal FC bought lately??? I can think of only Fàbregas and that’s a long damn time ago for only 1 player. 19.3 mill is just right for a starting bid plus having talks with his agent and himself in Brazil now to the weekend he will be only thus more interested!!!!!!! Since the only one we have are Giroud who fucks a top model great event to take place and to bring to you’re teams history books. That’s the shit Manchester United are supposed to be known for not us. Rooney fucks a hooker old enough to be his mom while his wife carries his 3rd baby. About the same only worse since it’s a hooker we are talking about not top model who can lure almost anyone to bed. But it’s the same thing!!!!! Cheating!!!!! And they were both already fathers and husbands. But United have another one on they’re record at least and it’s they’re top favorite player Ryan Giggety Giggety Giggs who fucks his brothers girlfriend. Same thing!!!!! Cheating!!!!!! Only this comes to cheating on you’re real blood born family!!!!!!!!!! So fuck Giroud bring Sanchez in and give Podolski who are keen to stay his minutes as a second striker if we are gonna be playing in a 4-4-2 formation which is needed against the big teams. And now Angel Di Maria finally ready to actually leave Spain and The Bernabeu after his club goes after both Rodriguez and Gustavo. A player of his caliber deserves better Madrid treat they’re top players like shit and do not pay them enough money because they always come with monster bids that cost them last year over 100 mill with Bale and Cristiano 90 mill those bids are monstrous!!!!! I know Cristiano was good but not worth 90 mill that’s more then even the King of Football Lionel Messi was worth. But he has now surpassed that hair doo-doo playboy fool with cash earned a week and tops any other player by signing extension contract with the Catalans and they can’t top that when they don’t even have the money Benzema craves!!!!!! He is now asking for more cash a week then Bale. And if they are gonna go after either Rodriguez, Falcao or Gustavo they can’t hold him at the Bernabeu. Plus Di Maria has said “I would love Wenger” and Manchester is no city he can picture himself living in. Unlike London which is one of the most visited cities in the world and is the capitol of the English Premier League and is all red. Plus he didn’t get playtime under Mourinho so why play for him again??? Ah they have Fabregas now who can play my position and Diego Costa long time rival as well perfect fit.

  5. tawfiq

    Jul 2, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    barcelona should not sell alexis to anyone!!!!!!!!!

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