Wednesday, January 06, 2010
“Arsenal have contacted us for Lacina Traore” Cluj President
It seems that Arsene Wenger is closer to making that January window transfer of a much needed forward than he has led us to believe.
And true to fashion he seems to be gunning for a relatively unknown Ivorian striker who is only 19, stands at 6ft 8 in and plays for Romanian side CRF Cluj.
How do we now? Cluj’s president Iuliu Muresan himself has said so, to Romanian sports paper “Prosport”
“We had a first contact with Arsenal, but have not yet received any concrete offer.
Four million Euros is close to the amount we require to release the player.
Traore will leave when we receive an offer close to its value"
Traore himself has also spoken to the Romanian media expressing his amazement of Arsenal’s interest.
“It would be like a dream to play in a team like Arsenal, but I do not want to think about that because there is nothing concrete yet and I do not want to raise my hopes too much”
Sensible lad really.
Born: August 20, 1990 (age 19) in Abidjan (Cote d'Ivoire)
Position: Striker but can play as a midfielder
2007-08: Stade d'Abidjan - 10 games, 4 goals
2008-10: CFR Cluj - 18 games, 5 goals