Published on October 29th, 2013 | by soccersweep5
Arsenal closing in on deal for top forward – report
Arsenal are believed to be in negotiations with AC Milan for young Italian International Stephan El Shaawary, according to reports.
El Shaarawy ended last year’s campaign as top scorer for the Italian giants, but has since found his place in the team to be less than certain.
It is rumoured that ‘secret talks’ have been held with Arsenal and Milan, and a £25 million bid is being readied, as part of the money Arsene Wenger has been promised by his board for January transfers.
If Arsene wenger does want to strengthen, he would naturally be on the lookout to increase his firepower with a striker to play either alongside Olivier Giroud or in place of him.
El Shaarawy will be desperate for first team action if he is to make the squad for Italy’s 2014 World Cup Finals campaign, and Arsenal could be the perfect move for the 20 year old. He has only started one league fixture this season, having fallen behind in the pecking order to Mario Balotelli, Robinho and Alessandro Matri.
El Shaarawy is the type of player who loves to run at defenders and has a powerful shot. In a recent article by The Guardian entitled ‘The 100 best footballers in the world’ El Shaarawy was voted as no.52. AC Milan legend Jose Altafini spoke of the young man stating,
“El Shaarawy reminds me of Neymar and Messi. They have a low center of gravity. They play with the ball glued to their feet. He has already proven that he’s a good player. The important thing is not to bulk him up too much.”
Arsene Wenger always seems excited about new young talent and we would imagine that he will get the best out of this player should he join in January.
Let’s see the lad in action. CLICK FOR EL SHAARAWY.
Arsenal fans, is there a chance Arsene Wenger could get carried away with attacking options and not focus enough much on the defensive frailties in the squad?
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