Arsene Wenger is not only a fantastic football manager, he’s also a shrewd businessman. It’s fair to say that if he went on The Apprentice, the Frenchman would stand out compared to the other egotistical candidates, although the Spurs-supporting Sir Alan Sugar might not hire him.
Sky Sports report that Monsieur Wenger has successfully managed to slap a price tag on Emmanuel Adebayor’s head that is so large, that it’s frightened away suitors such as Milan. It has been thought that the Togolese striker might leave Arsenal in the summer, although the Italian club now appear to be turning their attention elsewhere after baulking at the reported £30 million required.
“I don’t know whether he will wear our jersey,” said Berlusconi when quizzed about The Gunners target-man.
“He costs a lot.”
“From Monday we will re-start our thinking about signing a striker,” he said.
“We will do what is possible, but it is not easy.
“We are hitting against economical aspects, and that is fundamental – we can’t spend exaggerated sums.”
Goodness me, Milan in ‘sense of economics’ shocker. The same unfortunately can’t be said of Real Madrid or Chelsea, where money is seemingly no object. So it’s a good job that neither are in for Adebayor, who should forge a pretty dangerous partnership with the Van Persies and the Eduardo’s of this world next season.