Could Emirates Stadium boss really be tracking this forward?
Arsenal are showing an interest in Southampton striker Rickie Lambert.
Arsene Wenger is still on the look out for a new striker to add to his side during this month’s transfer window and despite being linked with a host of top strikers from all over England and Europe, rumours suggest that the 29 year old Lambert could well be on the Frenchman’s agenda.
A strange choice for Wenger you might think, but Lambert has found scoring goals extremely easy in the Championship this season after being a prolific goalscorer during Southampton’s time in League One. I’m sure Lambert would welcome the opportunity to challenge himself at the highest level and a move up to the Premier League with Arsenal would offer him such an opportunity.
Southampton obviously won’t be too keen on selling their prolific striker, however £5m is a fantastic amount of money for someone who just a year ago was only worth £1m.
SOURCE: Footy Bible
Well this doesn’t seem that credible does it. Whilst it’s true that Arsenal could do with some help up front it seems highly unlikely, if not impossible, that Arsene Wenger would make a move for Southampton striker Rickie Lambert. Whilst the Saints goal machine has been scoring goals for fun in recent seasons it just beggars belief that the Liverpool born forward would be on the Emirates Stadium radar.
Lambert has notched up 109 goals in his last 160 league games but the majority of those appearances have come at League One level so the jump up to the upper reaches of the Premier League seems far-fetched to say the least.
Oh yes, forgot to mention, Lambert turns 30 next month!