The Gunners are willing to sell their top scorer of last season, but only if the Serie A giants that want him are willing to pay their price….and boy it’s quite some price!
AC Milan’s hopes of signing Emmanuel Adebayor, the Arsenal forward, before the end of the summer transfer window appear to be fading after the two clubs failed to agree a fee.
The Togo international, 24, has suggested he wants a move to the Italian side, who are looking for a world-class centre forward and are also interested in Samuel Eto’o, of Barcelona. However, Adriano Galliani, the AC Milan vice-president, says the club are unwilling to match Arsenal’s fee, reportedly about £36 million (€45m).
“I have had contact with [Arsenal manager Arsene] Wenger and we are divided on an important difference in terms of value of the player,” Galliani said. Asked about his two targets, he added: “They are both great forwards. But they could both remain where they are.” (Times Online)
With Adebayor practically begging to leave or be given an astronomical wage increase, Arsene may be better off asking for a slightly more realistic fee for the Togolese hit-man. I am sure all Arsenal fans are well aware of Emmanuel’s limitations. Sure, he had a great season last term but, given the service received, he missed around half of the decent chances he was presented with. I would have thought that Wenger would take anything over 20m and he is probably just testing the water with this latest valuation. What do Gunners fans think Ade is worth on today’s market?