Kaká and Arshavin deals still on?By: Rob | January 15th, 2009
Why is it these days that all transfers take about 3 months to complete? Thats why the Robinho move was so exciting, 24 hours before, Man City were penniless with an owner facing trial, and then suddenly they are the richest club in the world and buying Chelsea targets.
In the last few weeks the big whispers doing the round have been Andrei Arshavin’s supposed move to Arsenal, which the attacking midfielder is seemingly quite keen on, except for the wages. And of course, football has been pretty constantly talking about out-of-form Kaká signing for Manchester City.
Mark Hughes is the source of the Kaká rumour, saying that not only is he involved in the transfer, he always has been and it would be “naiive” to think otherwise. Rumours abounded last night that Kaká was no longer interested, and so Manchester City withdrew their offer. But Sparky says nothing of the sort has happened.
Meanwhile, Arsene Wenger remains hopeful that in the next couple of days he will be signing Arshavin, the Russian star of Euro 2008.
I’m very hopeful, in days, yes, We are not close to signing today [but] we know what we want to do.
The word on the internet is that Wenger is merely baulking at the £20m he would have to pay for Arshavin. The last time he payed big money for a player was Wiltord. But really it could give the side the kick up the behind they need. And give them an attacking mid who is actually fit to play. I’m sure Wenger misses Tomas Rosicky as much as we miss watching him.