Are Arsenal in for Clint Dempsey? by KJ
Twitter today has again exploded at the prospect of another transfer. An account more akin to an ITK announced that Arsenal were in talks with Clint Dempsey and all that’s left is for an official transfer bid to be made.
Here are the quotes from @sport_trend:
#ARSENAL: Clint Dempsey will choose Arsenal ahead of#Manchester United & #Chelsea based on a guaranteed playing time, his agent confirmed
#ARSENAL: Dempsey’s agent had met with trio clubs on separate occasions before player made his decision. A bid & Fulham’s response next.
#ARSENAL: Contrary to views, Belhanda & Dempsey are just 2 out of 5 AM targets of Arsenal & far from sealed. Only M’vila is done#SportTrend
This is very interesting and slightly surprising news. I didn’t really expect us to be making official talks with Fulham over Dempsey. I knew we were interested in him but thought nothing of it after we acquired the excellent signing of Olivier Giroud.
At first, it dawned on me that he could be the replacement of Van Persie. After all, Dempsey is a known experience Premier league striker who would be a sensible replacement for RVP. At first I was disappointed but it also proves that if the situation arises that RVP will leave, at least we have backups such as Dempsey and Adrian Lopez in the works.
However, people have pointed out that he has played as an attacking midfielder for Fulham throughout the season and he’d most likely do the same for us since we lack a goal threat from that department. He can also play as a left winger as he tends to cut in with his right foot and curl the ball into the back of the net.
You may be thinking that it’s only twitter rumours but quite a few of the reliable tweeters have called SportTrend as reliable. They have been one of the first reporters to announce the Podolski and Giroud deal. We also know that they are made up of a collective group of different journalists working in 8 countries (rather than a fat sweaty 15 year old pretending to be an ITK). I would still urge to remain sceptical but the signs are looking positive.
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