Another Arsenal captain could be going to Barcelona? by BA
I have just read a crazy rumour that Barcelona are about to make a last minute move for Robin van Persie. The story goes that Arsenal’s wantaway striker has been secretly holding out for an offer from the Catalan giants and they are now ready to make their move.
This has just given me a brilliant idea. Why don’t we make Nicklas Bendtner our new captain? Then, when he leaves we can give it to Squillaci and so on. Okay seriously now…
The waters have become very muddy recently, with Manchester United supposedly overtaking their neighbours Manchester City in the melee to sign van Persie, then Juventus are favourites and now Barcelona are in the frame.
The really strange part of the story is the suggestion that Barcelona are going to put David Villa up for sale in order to finance the deal. Maybe I have missed something but even the most ardent Arsenal and RvP fan must think twice about this.
Robin is very good and has just had the best season of his life, if you forget Euro 2012, but David Villa won the world cup for Spain and has just recovered from his injury. He is loved gy the Barcelona fans and their has been no hint of discord. They are about the same age, however, and Barcelona have got a new manager.
Barcelona have just lost the Spanish title to Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid, and Tito Vilanova is under pressure to take it back. Barcelona could probably sell Villa easily and could probably persuade van Persie just as easily that he would enjoy playing with Leo Messi.
Is it realistic? Only time will tell