When Arsenal were linked with a move for the Argentinian playmaker Ricky Alvarez it seemed like a tpical Wenger surprise signing, and when the player himself tweeted that it would be “a dream” to play for Arsenal it seemed like Wenger had nabbed yet another bargain.
But today it has been announced that the Italian giants Inter Milan have hijacked the move for Alvarez, and the Sun reports that he is due in Italy tomorrow to complete his five-year £11.5m deal with Inter.
But it seems that this deal leaves the way clear for Wenger to move in on the vastly experienced Thiago Motta, who certainly fulfils Wenger’s criteria of being mature, experienced and a proven winner, having spent six years at Barcelona, then Atletico Madrid, before moving to Genoa and then on to Inter, where he won the historic treble under Mourinho.
The Sun reports that the 28 year-old has got a release clause of £9.5m in his contract, but as Inter are going through a rebuildin period, they may allow him to leave for even less.
Who thinks that Motta is a player we need at Arsenal?