Saturday, May 10, 2008
Swinging doors for Adebayor and Eto’o in package deal to be offered by Barcelona
"I have no intention of leaving Arsenal. One wants to make history and leave their name engraved on the club. And I do hope here, because I love Arsenal." Thus said Emmanuel Adebayor.
It is reported however that Barcelona are not to be thwarted by Adebayor’s recent statements in the British press, such as the above, pledging his allegiance to Arsene Wenger and Arsenal
Apparently Barcelona’s newly appointed coach, Pep Guardila has drawn his transfer plans for this coming window and has placed Adebayor on top of his wish list.
He considers Adebayor as the missing link in Barcelona’s attack which so obviously lacked bite in this so disappointing season.
Adebayor has after all scored 30 goals for Arsenal in all competitions and is second only to Ronaldo with 24 goals in the Premier League.
Barcelona according to “Elmundo Deportivo” values Adebayor at three times the value he was bought by Wenger from Monaco two and a half season’s ago for about £8m.
Barcelona are now expected to put a specific offer to Arsenal which will be difficult for Arsene Wenger to ignore! This will involve the offer of a package deal which will include Samuel Eto’o as part exchange for Adebayor.
What will determine whether there will be an exchange of money between the clubs will be the valuations placed on each player. If Arsenal are willing to part company with Adebayor that is….
Barcelona on their part are hopeful that Wenger will consider their offer as he has a close personal relationship with Eto’o often providing advice not only on matters football.
He is also a known admirer of his skills which fit in quite well with Arsenal’s style of football.
Maybe Arsene Wenger will consider Barcelona’s offer but keep the swinging doors open only for the Cameroon ace to slip in.
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