This source suggests that Wenger is ready to spend big to keep up with the title chasers, and this would be one hell of a signing!
Arsenal could be ready to table a mega bid for Klaas-Jan Huntelaar in January, according to reports.
All the signs point towards the Dutch superstar going hunting in the Premier League.
Ajax ace Klaas-Jan Huntelaar was recently on English soil on UEFA Cup duty as the Godenzonen fell to Aston Villa, yet he looked dangerous and reportedly plans to enjoy many more visits to the likes of Villa Park.
Just over a week ago, agent Arnold Oosterveer insisted that the 25-year-old won’t be signing a contract extension at the Amsterdam ArenA.
Then, Ajax boss Marco Van Basten, who himself left the club as a player for the bright lights of San Siro and AC Milan, admitted that, “every year it is becoming more difficult to keep him.”
Finally, just as it looked as though Real Madrid were set to resume their role as favourites to pursue the eager Dutchman in January, Huntelaar admitted, “It would be great to play in England…the atmosphere in the stadiums is incredible.”
Now, The Hunter has been strongly linked with Premiership giants Arsenal.
At the Emirates, Huntelaar would be given the opportunity to play aside Oranje team-mate Robin van Persie – perhaps even replacing the injury-plagued hitman. Holland and Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp is also still floating around as he learns from Van Basten and Arsene Wenger. His influence could be crucial in the transfer.
Reports suggest that Wenger will table a £22m bid when the winter transfer window opens, with Chelsea and Manchester City and of course Madrid also said to be monitoring the situation. (goal.com)
Klaas is a top-notch striker, looking to pit his wits against the top players in one of the top tiers; I can’t see him still being at Ajax next season. Real Madrid will be big bidders, as will Manchester City, but I honestly believe the draw of playing under Arsene Wenger could well give the Emirates side the edge. The north London club have a few very good strikers in Van Persie, Eduardo and Adebayor, but they could still find room for a player of the world-class quality of Huntelaar, especially given the irritation that Emmanuel caused the club in the summer which must make many Gunners fans unsure of his intentions for the future.
Do Arsenal fans think that buying the Dutchman is a realistic prospect as this source suggests?