Wenger to make move for England Under 19 international.
Arsenal will revive interest in whizz-kid Moses, after cash-strapped Crystal Palace slashed their
£5 million asking price.
It has been reported that Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has tracked the Eagles striker for more than two years, who is still only 19-years-old.
Wenger came close to signing the youngster in August 2008, however the North London club, were put off by Crystal Palace £5 million asking price.
Arsenal were only prepared to pay £1 million, plus add-ons for a player who they deemed as unproven.
Although Wenger did keep a close eye on Moses’ progress at Selhurst Park, and will make a renewed attempt to snap-up the talented youngster for a move across London.
It is likely Wenger will start the bidding at £1 million, though Palace would ideally be looking for three times the value. (Give Me Football – Official PFA Website)
There are some conflicting reports regarding Arsenal’s interest in England Under 19 international Victor Moses. Some suggest that Crystal Palace are ready to sell and will accept an offer of around £3m (plus add ons) for the speedy attacker but then other reports state that Selhurst Park chief Simon Jordan has no plans to sell up and is keen to avoid losing another youngster in controversial circumstances such as occurred with John Bostock’s move to Tottenham.
Some would think that the Emirates has more than enough top notch young talent coming through without having to move for graduates of competing academies but perhaps Wenger’s interest speaks volumes of the potential the Eagles youngster has shown.
The 18 year old has started to grow as a player this season and as a result has had far more of a role under Neal Warnock’s tutelage. Moses is definitely one for the future but clearly the danger would be his career could be stifled at the north London club in amongst the oodles of talent coming through the ranks.