Did we witness the best individual player performance of Euro 2008 on Saturday night? Andrei Arshavin’s dazzling array of skills will take some beating, and it’s little wonder that a flock of English clubs are reported to be interested in signing the midfielder – who wouldn’t be!
Out of the Premier League outfits rumoured to be interested in the Zenit midfielder, Arsenal are probably the likeliest, given their stature in Europe and their involvement in the Champions League. However, money obviously talks in this game and a club like Manchester City can stump up any amount of cash to secure Arshavin’s signature. Newcastle and Everton may be priced out of what could be a bidding war between a handful of clubs.
Sky Sports confirm that the midfielder is looking for a move.
“Andrei has told us that he wishes to change clubs,” Zenit coach Dick Advocaat told reporters on Friday.
“At present, in the way of offers, it is quiet.
“The situation may well change after the game against Holland for the national side.”
Surely, supporters of any of the above clubs would jump at the chance to see the pocket dynamo wearing the colours of their team next term? Quite simply, when he gets on the ball, he makes things happen and also knows where the goal is, as Holland and Sweden can testify. Just who will sign Andrei Arshavin?