Emirates Stadium side close in on striker.
Arsenal close to wrapping up second pre-contract agreement
Arsenal fans will be pleased to hear that their club appear to be gaining momentum in regards to their transfer activity after it emerged that the club may have made their second major transfer step in the space of a week.
It came out only two days ago that Lukas Podolski is reported to have signed a pre-contract agreement at the Emirates Stadium and will join the Gunner at the end of the season.
However, long-term target Matias Suarez is also reported to have agreed a similar deal with the club after months of Arsenal interest.
The 23 year-old was being linked with a winter move to the Premier League giants but opted to remain at Anderlecht as he did not want to abandon the club in the middle of their season.
The striker looks set to move on from the Jupiler League in the summer, and the Emirates Stadium remains his most likely destination.
Matias Suarez has been linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium for some months and this source appears to believe a deal has already been struck that will see the 23 year old Argentine move to Arsenal this summer, where he may well be joined by Lukas Podolski, another player said to be nearing a move to the North London club.
The Cordoba born adaptable attacker has been a consistent performer for the past three seasons, notching up 42 goals and 34 assists from 139 appearances for Anderlecht, proving instrumental in the Brussels club’s title winning success of 2009/10.
Arsene Wenger is looking for alternative attacking options having seen both Marouane Chamakh and Gervinho fail to make a consistent impact. Andrei Arshavin has gone off the boil and has been loaned out to Zenit with the very real prospect of moving back to Russia on a permanent basis, leaving space for a player like Suarez.
The Argentine is yet to win a full national team cap but is nonetheless a top notch performer and picking up the intelligent attacker for just £5m would prove a real bargain. Suarez can play either out on the wing or as an orthodox striker.