Friday, January 11, 2008
Arsenal already negotiating Dimitrov transfer?
As you may recall Bulgarian Nicolay Dimitrov finished a week’s trial at Arsenal last month and has returned back home to his club Levski feeling that he left a good impression to Arsene Wenger and his team at London Colney.
As first reported here, PFC Levski’s official site stated that the club received communication from Arsenal which was positive about the player.
However Arsene Wenger in one of his recent interviews for Arsenal.com stated categorically that there will be no transfers in this window! He said that he was very happy with the current strike force available in Adebayor, Van Persie, Eduardo, Bendtner and also Vela who he said will be joining this summer.
Wenger of course has made this sort of statement before but has gone on to make major signings nevertheless! So we all take these sort of statements with a pinch of salt.
For a start how can he state so emphatically that he will sign no one when in fact according to Batkov, Levski’s President, Stuart Rowley and another Arsenal scout will be travelling to Israel on the 20th January to watch Dimitrov in a friendly game against Dinamo Kiev?
Batkov said : " I have received two letters from FC Arsenal, in which they mostly thank us and praise him. The first letter was from Arsene Wenger and the other - from their chief scout, who will travel to Israel together with another representative of their team to watch on Nikolay ".
Also only last week the "Independent" was reporting: “Arsenal close in on Bulgarian wing Dimitrov”. The newspaper said that “a decision on whether to buy him should be taken next week”.
Well if you are to believe football.fr, Levski and Arsenal have already started negotiations on the transfer of the young player! Apparently the two clubs are close to an agreement on a transfer price of 3 million pounds.
Levski coach Stanimir Stoilov when contacted by Bulgarian newspaper “Standart” on the matter stated that he was not aware of anything but he did not exclude the possibility that Nikolay Dimitrov might fly for England any moment!
Is Arsene Wenger about to spring another surprise? Watch this space…