Player’s agent loses the plot! Attempts to sell a player he no longer represents!
Agent Dennis Lachter has invited Barcelona to make a formal bid for Arsenal star Andrey Arshavin.
Arshavin, 28, has enjoyed a hugely successful start to his career at Emirates Stadium but there have been rumours linking him with a summer move to Camp Nou.
And Lachter, who represented Arshavin when he made his move from Zenit St Petersburg in January, has now called on the European champions to make a move.
“Before anything else, Barcelona should make a formal offer,” Lachter told COM Radio.
“Then we can sit down and speak.”
However, it remains unclear whether Lachter is still working as Arshavin’s agent as the player claimed last month that he no longer required his services.
“Recently, I sent a formal letter to Dennis Lachter, which said that I do not want him to continue to represent me and that I will act on my own behalf,” he said in the Daily Mail.
The Source: (Sky Sports)
Now this a strange one. Dennis Lachter is one of the more eccentric agents, as Arsenal found out when they first showed an interest in Andrei Arshavin. Quite what’s going on in his head is beyond me, the Russian attacking midfielder already made it clear a few days ago that he didn’t want Lachter representing him so now he looks a bit like a crazy man!
Arsenal will not even consider selling the former Zenit man, not least because he has already proved himself more than capable of being able to cut it in the Premier League but also because Arsene Wenger will know that to appease the club’s fans they must not lose any big names as they attempt to stop the run of four successive silverware-less seasons.
Barcelona, much like Real Madrid, will not need much in the way of encouragement to unsettle players, so this move by the former agent will just make them even more eager to push the tapping up laws to the limit…and then breaking them!
Arshavin to Barcelona: Not going to happen!