Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Arsenal table concrete offer to Mputu
Tresor Mputu, as has recently been reported on this site, has finished a ten day trial at Arsenal which has been described by his agent as successful.
This trial period ended at the beginning of this month and it is now reported that Wenger was so impressed with Mputu that he has instructed Arsenal’s top management to open negotiations with the player’s African club TP Mazembe.
Mputu’s agent Bajo Bujani has said that Tresor has also attracted interest from Spanish club, Sevilla.
“While Sevilla have also shown great interest, I believe Tresor will end up in England. Arsenal have given TP Mazembe until Monday to respond to their offer and I’m convinced that the deal will be completed after the weekend,”
The pint-sized but highly skilful forward currently tops the Caf Champions League goalscoring table with 11 goals to his name.
Wenger, a shrewd transfer dealer, would obviously like to get his man before he bursts on the scene and his value sky rockets.
Former Congo coach Claude Le Roy described Mputu as better than Samuel Eto'o!
You can watch Mputu's football skills on the top of the page by clicking on the video window.
As you can see from the videos we have assembled Tresor is a cool finisher in front of goal.
He is also blessed with pace and good technique which is of course a sine qua non for any player if he is to be given half a chance of making it to London Colney.
He can also kick where it hurts!
Tresor Mabi Mputu Fact File:
Date of Birth 10 December 1985
Country Democratic Republic of the Congo
Playing position Striker
Current club TP Mazembe