Arsenal to Make £12m Serie A Striker Bid

Wenger plans Italian Job!

Sports News - February 03, 2009

The Rumour

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is moving for Lazio striker Goran Pandev.

Corriere dello Sport says Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is considering reviving a bid for the Macedonia international.

Pandev has declared he wants to quit Lazio for a bigger club this summer.

Wenger hopes to do business for around £12 million.

The Source: (Corriere dello Sport as reported on

The Analysis

25 year old Macedonian Goran Pandev isn’t really in the same mould as outgoing striker Emmanuel Adebayor, but is a very talented front man who works well as the focus of the attack without being particularly prolific.

Throughout his five years at Lazio he has been linked with a myriad of clubs but has held firm to the Rome based club but as the club slumped to a 10th place finish in Serie A and thankfully have European football to look forward to only due to their Coppa Italia success.

Now the former Inter Milan man wants to make a move and given he only has a year left on his contract the club will need to consider cashing in on the front man now to avoid losing the player for nothing next summer.

The Likelihood

Pandev to Arsenal: Striker is sure to leave Lazio but whether Wenger stumps up the cash is another matter.

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