Fans of Czech club Sparta Prague are raising money to help the side buy Arsenal star Tomas Rosicky, reports the Daily Star.
The 34-year-old made his name with Sparta before moving to Borussia Dortmund in 2001, and then going to the Gunners. Supporters obviously still remember the midfielder, and still love him enough to help out owner Daniel Kretinsky in his mission to bring the player back to his home country.
Kretinsky has already stated: “It is my personal wish. Actually, I think that the wish will come true but only if Tomas wishes.”
Now a group of fans have sent a letter to the club backing this up. It says: “If you decide to bring Tomas Rosicky to Sparta, we are ready to contribute with some finances for the transfer’s realisation. At the moment we cannot promise a particular financial amount.
“But we are ready to do the maximum to inspire Sparta fans to raise the sum as high as it can be. We will actively and fully support also some related activities of the club, for example the sale of Tomas’ shirt, and special souvenirs.”
Rosicky scored 12 goals in 59 appearances for his original side, and since gone on to be successful on the big stage. He starred in the Bundesliga with BVB for going to Arsenal in 2006. The centre midfielder has recently gone on to make 242 appearances for the North London side, scoring 28 goals. However, over the last few seasons he has mainly been limited to substitute appearances, with 13 of his 20 games coming from the bench this campaign.