Arsenal to Make £12m Bid for Kolo Toure Replacement!

Worrying signs at the Emirates appear to point to a potential top notch exit!

Sports News - February 19, 2009

The Rumour

Arsenal are set to make a move for Stuttgart defender Serdar Tasci as Arsene Wenger looks to strengthen his back four once again. Wenger is ready to splash the cash after forking out £10m to sign Thomas Vermaelen from Ajax last week and wants more reinforcements at the back.Tasci, 22, is regarded as one of the best young defenders in Germany and has also been tracked by AC Milan and Juventus after he earned rave reviews last season which saw him force his way into the Germany side.

The Arsenal boss is believed to be a big fan of Tasci who can play in the centre of defence or at right back and the German admits he would relish the chance to play for a bigger club in Europe, saying: “I have the ambition to move clubs one day, but the time and circumstances have to be right for me.

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The Analysis

Having bagged former Ajax Captain Vermaelen it appears Arsene Wenger is now looking to further strengthen his back line with a bid for German International Serdar Tasci, which will worry many fans as such a move could well prove the death knell for Arsenal mainstay Kolo Toure.

Toure has been unhappy at the Emirates for a while now, originally this was down to a falling out with William Gallas but seems to have grown into something bigger and he could well be on his way to Man City. This will not be good news at all for the Gunners as he is a top notch player who’s ability to snuff out opposition attacks at the very last moment has become legendary.

That is not to say that the 22 year old Stuttgart centre back isn’t a good player, he is, but in my view not in the same league as Kolo.

The Likelihood

Tasci to Arsenal: Becomes a whole lot more likely if Toure leaves for Eastlands!

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