By 1970’s Gooner
We wrote on this site a few days ago that the Flamini auction is due to begin.
Well, this is gathering pace as there are three clubs keenly interested in paying Flamini more than the 50.000 pounds a week stingy Peter Hill Wood and his Board have offered him.
"We have made what we think is a pretty generous offer and we are waiting to hear whether he will accept or not," Hill-Wood said.
"I don't know the answer, all I know is we think we have pushed the boat out."
Pushed the boat out?
Come on Mr Hill Wood how much are you paying Fabregas? How much are you paying Gallas?
Flamini has been fantastic for Arsenal this season. His defensive play, energy and box to box covering have been excellent.
He has been just as important to Arsene Wenger’s style of football with his covering role as Fabregas who was the more creative of the two.
Surely the guy deserves recognition for what he has contributed and for what he will offer to Arsenal during next season’s crucial campaign; for Arsenal have to win something big next season if we are to keep players like Fabregas at the club.
Additionally, if he decides to go Arsenal will receive no fee as he has unbelievably been allowed to run out his contract. This means that Arsenal will probably need to buy to replace him.
The available options of Diaby, Song and Denilson although exciting are inexperienced to be able to fill in. So why not offer him more money which he surely deserves anyway!
And it seems that other clubs are offering him the recognition and the money he deserves.
Juventus have been tracking Flamini for some time now, and are believed to have offered him a deal worth around £10,000 a week more than Mr Hill Wood is offering.
The Italian club's director Jean-Claude Blanc confirmed that a deal for the player is almost complete and has dismissed speculation which has suggested that their arch rivals Milan could be set to hijack the move at the last minute.
"We have the advantage " he said. "As a child Flamini was a supporter of Juve.
"We also have a sporting project in place and we will be in the Champions League. Milan will not."
Now Jürgen Klinsmann who will take over at Bayern Munich next season is reported to be very interested in entering the race for Flamini’s signature.
French Sports newspaper L’ Equipe is reporting that he has discussed the matter of Flamini’s availability with Bayern’s general manager Uli Hoeness.
They have decided to enter the race for his signature with a determined bid.
So what are Arsenal doing? Are they going to just sit back and let the player walk away?
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