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  • Vito Vito Jan 12, 2012 20:53 Flag

    Potential Transfer Targets

    The following post has been copied from the Arsenal board. An Arsenal fan posted the following lists there and I thought some of the names were rather interesting. Being in 6th place, and seeing that your summer signings aren't really working out, it looks to me like you lot would be most interested in some 'wheeling and dealing' this month to try and compete for a CL spot. Here are the transfer targets posted by the Arsenal fan...

    Of course everyone has heard of these names, and chances are that the following players, while highly talented and destined for greatness, are likely going to cost ridiculous sums given the highly inflated transfer market of late:

    Christian Eriksen, 19
    Right-footed (but strong left), Attacking Midfielder, AFC Ajax

    Mamadou Sakho, 21
    Left-footed, Centreback/Leftback, Paris Saint-Germain FC

    Mario Götze, 19
    Right-footed, Attacking Midfielder/Central Midfielder, Borussia Dortmund

    Eden Hazard, 20
    Right/Left-footed, Attacking Midfielder/Winger, Lille OSC

    Kevin Strootman, 21
    Left-footed, Central Midfielder, PSV Eindhoven

    Thiago Alcântara, 20
    Right-footed, Central Midfielder, FC Barcelona

    Toni Kroos, 22
    Right-footed, Attacking Midfielder/Winger, FC Bayern Munich

    On the other hand, there are the following, who are also talented, but haven't received significant media coverage as their colleagues above, and are therefore likely to be available for much less:

    Ganso, 22
    Left-footed, Attacking Midfielder, Santos FC

    Xherdan Shaqiri, 20
    Left-footed, Winger, FC Basel

    Sotiris Ninis, 21
    Right-footed, Attacking Midfielder/Right Winger, Panathinaikos FC

    Luuk De Jong, 21
    Right-footed, Striker, FC Twente

    Alan Dzagoev, 21
    Right-footed, Attacking Midfielder, CSKA Moscow

    Jordi Alba, 22
    Right-footed, Leftback/Left Winger, Valencia CF

    Alvaro Vadillo, 17
    Left-footed, Left Winger, Real Betis

    Isco, 19
    Right-footed, Attacking Midfielder, Málaga CF

    Diego Buonanotte, 23
    Left-footed, Attacking Midfielder/Winger, Málaga CF

    Alvaro Vazquez, 20
    Right-footed, Striker, RCD Espanyol

    Gerard Deulofeu, 17
    Right-footed, Forward/Left Winger, Barcelona

    Jesé Rodriguez, 18
    Right-footed, Winger, Real Madrid

    Rasmus Elm, 23
    Right-footed, Midfielder, AZ Alkmaar

    Isaac Cuenca, 20
    Right-footed, Right Winger, FC Barcelona

    Ross Barkley, 18
    Right/Left-footed, Midfielder, Everton FC

    Lucas Moura, 19
    Right-footed, Attacking Midfielder, São Paulo FC

    Kevin Großkreutz, 23
    Right-footed, Winger, Borussia Dortmund

    André Schürrle, 21
    Right/Left-footed, Forward/Winger, Bayer 04 Leverkusen

    Marco Reus, 22
    Right-footed, Midfielder/Forward, Borussia Mönchengladbach

    Olivier Giroud, 25
    Right-footed (but strong left), Striker, Montpellier HSC

    Predictably, the list boasts more Spanish and German youngsters as they seem to be winning both silverware and plaudits at different youth levels, and hardly any English/British players due to massive over-pricing. But it isn't that hard is it? Come on Monsieur Wenger, you don't have to spend that much to get some much needed quality in the squad to replace the likes of Bendtner, Chamakh, Rosický, Benayoun, Koscielny, Squillaci, Denilson, Vela, Arshavin, etc. These players are either past-it, has-beens, or 'youngsters' that never really fulfilled their potential. I do not think that a few panic buys at the end of the last transfer window has really done anything to change the fact that we are firmly a 4th place side in our domestic competition. Face it, without an infusion of quality and ejection of debris, this squad will never really achieve the heights of Wenger's previous squads. Boys, I'd be interested to know what some of you think regarding the players I've put up in the above lists.