It had originally appeared as though Emmanuel Adebayor was firmly not for sale this summer, with Arsenal apparently issuing a ‘hands-off’ warning to potential suitors by slapping an astronomical price tag on the striker’s head.
However, The Guardian report that the Gunners have recently written to Milan, informing them that the striker is for sale at the right price, something which may confuse Arsenal fans. Does the club need the cash for other transfer targets?
“I will reveal to you a scoop,” Milan’s vice president, Adriano Galliani told an interviewer on Italian television last night. “I have received a letter from Arsenal that says: ‘Following our communication of June 13, in which we informed you we were not willing to deal over Adebayor, now we are writing to tell you that we will consider a deal if it still interests you.’ If Adebayor decides to leave Arsenal we are certainly interested, but it is clear that if an offer arrives from Barcelona it would be difficult for him to say no.”
The North London club are not blessed with cash compared to their Big Four rivals and £35million would enable them to buy several players, rather than have a hit-and-miss striker such as Adebayor. Perhaps they might be able to replace him with someone of better quality for a fraction of the price.