Wenger is lining up a great deal that will see Adebayor finally leave the Emirates after weeks of speculation but will also see a gem of a player moving the other direction!
The proposed move of Adebayor to Milan has become one of the main transfer sagas of the summer. Yesterday the Rossoneri claimed to have received a letter from Arsenal saying that the Gunners were now prepared to discuss a deal for the Togo striker.
The Rossoneri will pay €30m in cash, and will also throw in €8m rated France Under-21 international Yoann Gourcuff as part of the deal.
Gourcuff joined Milan in 2006, and was regarded as one of the best young talents in the whole of the Europe. However, the 22-year-old has failed to impress, and indeed has already been loaned out to Bordeaux for next season.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is a huge admirer of the attacking midfielder, and it seems the inclusion of Gourcuff in the deal has swayed him to accept Milan’s offer (goal.com)
Attacking midfielder Gourcuff oozes quality and has been on Arsene’s radar for some time. He has failed to regularly break into AC Milan’s first team and this is the reason Yoann is still yet to be capped at full level. He is just the kind of player you can envisage in an Arsenal shirt, a truly gifted player who can change a game in an instant. He is the type of playmaker who could fit in perfectly given an extended run of top level football he has every chance of being a world class player. Do Arsenal fans like the look of Gourcuff and does his inclusion in a potential swap deal take the edge off losing last season’s top scorer?