Arsenal should be gunning for this man
Arsenal needs a goal poacher, a striker to consummate all that fantastic approach work of Fabregas, Hleb, Rosicky, and Adebayor, as they play ping pong with the ball. Enter Klaas Jan Huntelaar. His boyhood idol is Dennis Bergkamp, a man whose testimonial match he played in and scored a goal. Huntelaar is lethal having scored 37 goals in 48 appearances for Ajax. He has proven invaluable to Van Basten’s team having pushed out RVN from the first squad.
Thierry Henry is being courted by Barca and they are offering Arsenal 15m. The undervaluation is because of Henry’s frequent injuries, bouts of moodiness, and his dissatisfaction with Wenger and the Arsenal management. Maybe its time for Arsenal’s top scorer to go to Barca and end his yearly flirtation with La Liga for good. A nice sum of 20m quid for Henry should free up some good cash for Arsenal to make a worthwhile splash for Huntelaar. It is not going to be easy, with Huntlelaar’s talent, he has all the big clubs baying for him. Ajax has rejected Newcastle and fended of the big four Premiership clubs, as well as Juventus and Valencia.
Maybe Dennis the Menace can drop a few encouraging words of his golden years in Highbury which might help in making up Huntelaar’s mind. A personal touch could make a difference.
Huntelaar and Van Persie up front. Just like Overmars and Bergkamp. That would be muy incredible.
OK. Time for the fantasy to end. Henry is not going anywhere and even with his injuries, he managed to score ten goals in 17 appearances. Patrick Vieira might think otherwise. Samuel Eto’o is too expensive for Man Utd. Barca is asking 40m quid for the striker and Man Utd have balked at that sum. So Eto’o and Henry stay put.