Days after losing Anton Ferdinand to Sunderland, Alan Curbishley has decided to make a move for an Arsenal defender with great potential.
WEST HAM have reportedly lined up Arsenal defender Johan Djourou as a replacement for Anton Ferdinand.
Although the 21-year-old Swiss international has earmarked this season as his breakthrough at the Emirates, he has fallen down the pecking order following the arrival of Mikael Silvestre from Manchester United. And the Hammers – who sold 23-year-old Ferdinand to Sunderland this week – are said to be keen to take the centre back on and are willing to use all of the £8million received from the Ferdinand sale.
Djourou spent much of last season on loan at Birmingham and was tipped to go on loan to French outfit Rennes this season to gain first-team football. But Gunners boss Arsene Wenger may decide to cash in on the youngster if the price is right. (Waltham Forest Guardian)
Personally I think that Arsene should keep the Swiss international as I feel he has a great deal of potential and if given a run in the starting 11 could surely prove to Wenger that he is good enough to remain at the Emirates. Under-fire Hammers boss Curbishley will look to Djourou to ably replace Anton and if they get their man then they will have replaced the Rio’s brother with a better centre-back who will be out to prove that he has what it takes to play at the highest level.
If Curbs manages to sign the 21-year-old for £8m, then frankly that would be a bargain! Do Gunners fans hope that Wenger reconsiders or does Djourou not have a chance of breaking into the first-team pecking order? Do West Ham supporters feel that it’s time to give their boss the axe?