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Arsenal to Make £17m Bid For Roma Striker Vucinic

Wenger set to splash some cash..surely not!

Sports News - January 12, 2009

The Rumour

ARSENAL want Roma’s Mirko Vucinic to replace Emmanuel Adebayor.

Talks are under way for £17million rated Vucinic, following the £25m sale of Adebayor to Manchester City.

The Montenegro star, 25, has insisted he is happy in Rome, despite also being linked with Manchester United and Tottenham.

He is under contract for another four years, but Roma are reluctantly prepared to sell.

They aren’t in a position to make any signings themselves unless they make a significant sale.

The Source: (Daily Star)

The Analysis

Various sources claim that Arsene Wenger is extra keen to spend the money made back from offloading troublemaker Emmanuel Adebayor quickly, but most people know that isn’t really the Arsenal boss’s style. Far more likely he will think about such acquisitions thoughtfully and is more than likely not going to break the bank in a hurry.

Klaas Jan Huntelaar was a player recently strongly linked with a move to the Emirates and he would be a signing that would certainly appease most of the Gunners faithful would Vucinic do likewise?

The well build Montenegrin is pretty good on the floor but is primarily a danger in the air and putting it about a bit when battling defenders, in many ways he would suit the Premier League down to a tee but does he suit the Wenger way, I am not so sure.

The Likelihood

Vucinic to Arsenal: I don’t see it happening myself.

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