Arsenal’s hunt for a new central defender is set to continue. It is being reported that Arsenal have made a £10million bid for Everton’s Phil Jagielka but the Merseyside club have rejected this bid and it is understood that they want as much as £20million which in my opinion is crazy!
Wenger may have to make a slighter higher bid for Jagielka if he wants to get him man. There is no doubt that we need a new central defender if we are going to challenge for honours this coming season.
Earlier on in the transfer window, we were strongly linked with moves for Blackburn’s Chris Samba and Bolton’s Gary Cahill but neither of them have joined Arsenal yet. Bolton are holding out for £17million for Cahill which in my opinion is also a bit too much.
These prices for Jagielka and Cahill are inflated just because they are English. I do not get this premium clubs are playing for English players. It is not that they are amazingly good but it seems like the reason is that clubs now need to get as many English players in their squad as possible with the new UEFA rules coming up.
If you had to chose one between Jagielka, Samba and Cahill, who would you want Arsenal to sign?