With the rumour mill ending the week in spectacular fashion with the suggestion that Tottenham Hotspur had basically attempted to gazump Arsenal, given their long standing interest in St Etienne centre-half William Saliba, it certainly set tongues wagging on social media.
The report claimed that following our late bid, the St Etienne board would be meeting on Saturday to discuss their options but it was quite clear from the reports that our offer had gone ‘above and beyond’ their requests for a suitable deal with Arsenal, which had been agreed at 30million Euros and the stipulation that the 18-year-old Frenchman would remain with the Ligue 1 side for the 2019/20 campaign to continue his development and gain greater game time.
Football.London reported on Saturday that his agent had taken to Instagram minutes after the initial story broke to post up an ‘at’ symbol alongside an hour glass emoji – it was certainly curiously timed.
Whatever happens here, it seemed to entertain people on Friday.
You love to see it Ricky
— ᴀʟᴇx (@_10Kane) July 12, 2019
the scenes when we pull this off ????????????
— Tyler Wilson (@XpeRia_PRiME) July 12, 2019
This is the most important signing….for obvious reasons.
— Aaronana (@AaronAndNana) July 12, 2019
YouTube search William saliba and just looks at all the arsenal videos about him ????????
— Sam Myford (@SamMyford1) July 12, 2019