Emirates boss looks to bring in experienced keeper and young starlet.
Arsenal are planning rumoured to be planning a double raid as they look to pluck two players from Ligue 1 side Lille. Arsene Wenger is looking to finally snap up long term target Belgian starlet Eden Hazard but also has his sights set on a potential move for the club’s experienced keeper Mickael Landreau.
The Gunners boss is hoping to have secured the deal to bring Sebastien Squillaci but still wants to bring in a keeper before the transfer window slams shut. Landreau is a vastly experienced campaigner who was a huge success during a 10 year stint at Nantes during which time he won the Ligue 1 title and became a regular in the national team set up.
Although he has amassed almost 500 top tier appearances but is still only 31, which in goalkeeping terms is still relatively young. He would undoubtedly jump at the chance of a Premier League move, but a lot would depend on . Teenager Hazard may prove a more tricky nut to crack.
The talented young playmaker has become the focus of the attention of most of Europe’s elite and as such Lille have been very careful to make sure he has always been covered by a lenghty contract, the latest of which secures him to the club until 2014. However Hazard is likely to leave sooner or later as Lille struggle to keep up with the big boys and a big money offer may well tempt the French club into a sale.
A move for the pair would probably cost in the region of £18-20m a sum that the north London club can easily afford.