Arsene Wenger gets ready to splash the cash and looks keen on this lethal finisher as Arsenal prepare for life without Adebayor.
Arsenal are ready to launch an £18million bid for Dutch goal ace Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is lining up the prolific Ajax striker as a replacement for Emmanuel Adebayor — if the £30m-rated Togo hitman is sold to Barcelona.
The double deal would net the Gunners a £12m profit.
A Dutch insider revealed: “Arsenal are keen on Huntelaar and he has confirmed he would be keen to discuss a move.
“Klaas-Jan is an out and out goalscorer – just the sort Arsenal have needed for many seasons.
“He might not have the silky skills you associate with a Wenger team but he has an amazing knack for putting the ball in the net.”
Adebayor is a £30m target for Spanish giants Barcelona, who are also eyeing Gunners team-mate Alexander Hleb. (News of the World)
Whilst the Dutch insider quoted above may feel that Klaas doesn’t exactly fit the pre-requisite of an Arsenal man I would say that to me the Ajax man seems to be a perfect fit for the north London club. Wenger is keen to find a lethal finisher, Eduardo is a fantastic player but is of course on the road to recovery after being mauled by a Birmingham City thug, therefore Huntelaar could well be the kind of striker the Gunners really need. Could he play alongside the Cro-zillian? It could well be a fantastic partnership and if they can sign the 24 year old with the cash from a potential Adebayor sale and still have cash left then that makes real business sense. Do Arsenal fans feel this Dutch international has what it takes to be a 20 goal a season man in the Premier League?