Sunday, July 10, 2011
Arsenal To Try And Swoop Two Liverpool Targets
Juan Mata, 23, shone at the U21 European Championships which were won comfortably in the end by the magicians of Spain and has been included in the transfer gossip section of virtually every paper on many occasions ever since.
Mata is currently playing with Valencia who have been forced to sell key players such as Davis Villa and David Silva due to financial difficulty and would be hesitant to now offload another young player with massive potential.
Offering Champions League football is not a problem at Valencia as they finished third last season, so a move to either Arsenal or Liverpool, would most likely be the result of the desire for a fresh challenge.
According to Sky Sports News, Arsenal might fight Liverpool for the signature of Stewart Downing as Arsenal have apparently put in a £18 million bid. If this turns out to be true, I certainly believe Villa should accept and take the money while they can.
I'm sure this news is satisfying for all Arsenal fans as the cry for new signings from them must have been heard by the Arsenal board.
It did look bleak for Arsenal as they were on the verge of losing two key players in Nasri and Fabregas but if they can keep hold of one and bag Downing and Mata, I think Arsenal have every chance in the world of staying into the top four next season.
So what do you make of this? Will Arsenal sign both Mata and Downing?
I would love to hear any comments you may have.
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Posted by Neil Walsh at 5:03 AM