Emirates boss interested in snapping up promising young Englishman.
Arsenal are reportedly considering making a move for Everton’s highly sought after midfield starlet Jack Rodwell this summer. Arsene Wenger is keen on snapping up the England Under 21 international but may well find fellow Premier League title chasers Manchester United also looking to persuade the teenager to leave Goodison Park.
Whilst the Emirates outfit are more than capable of producing young prodigy’s of their own they are also not averse to bringing in young British talents who have come through the ranks such as Theo Walcott and Aaron Ramsey.
19 year old Rodwell has impressed since he first appeared for the Toffees at just 16 years of age. He has matured into a player more than able to cope with the top end of the Premier League and David Moyes will be worried that the youngster may have his head turned by interest shown by Champions League level clubs.
Everton will do all they can to avoid losing the £12m rated Southport lad, as they did when Man United came calling for Wayne Rooney, but they will have a great deal of difficulty preventing a raid on the club from any side deemed ‘bigger’ than the Merseyside outfit.
Apparently Wenger is looking to bring in a rash of players this summer with a large transfer warchest he is said to be about to be given in the hopes of ending their silverware drought, if indeed they don’t manage to overhaul both United and Chelsea for this seasons Premier League crown.
For some time now many have thought that the Gunners lack some bite in their midfield and even though the likes of Alex Song and Denilson have impressed this season it could be argued that the north London side need more steel to play alongside Cesc Fabregas. Whilst Rodwell offers skill as well as determination he may be a little raw at present but Wenger could well be looking to unlock his potential.
Arsene has also been linked with moves for defensive midfielders Yaya Toure and Felipe Melo but both those speculative rumours have persisted for the best part of 18 months and seem no nearer fruition than they were when they first emerged.