With manager Mauricio Pochettino being unable to strengthen the Tottenham Hotspur squad over the summer as we became the first club in Premier League history to not add a single player, West Ham’s Declan Rice has been a favourite link for the media, but now it’s being claimed we are set for a raid on Arsenal.
Rice ticks a number of boxes in my mind when it comes to Pochettino’s more modus operandi as a gaffer and with the huge stadium outlay, there’s certainly nothing wrong with looking for bargains when it comes to contractual situations and looking to capitalise on that.
However, the same can’t really be said to be true given links to Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck.
Admittedly, the link comes from the Sun and their ‘exclusive’ appears to rely as much on unstable betting markets as it does the sauce they found in the staff canteen for the story.
In short – January – soon to be out of contract – Arsenal would accept £10m.
Given the options we have up front, I’d eat my hat if this was in any way true and Welbeck doesn’t bring anything new to the party for me – he’s not suitable cover for Harry Kane. A quick search shows the paper has already linked him to two clubs with just enough of a re-write to pass muster, so I guess that answers a lot.
It did set tongues wagging on social media though.
I sincerely hope this is a wind up! ????
— Gavin D (@gavindavies80) November 7, 2018
I prefer llorente ???? if were getting him to replace Janssen then fair enough helps with the hg problem I guess
— Musa (@Musathfc) November 7, 2018
I’d rather have Hugo up top than him
— Xavier Davis ???????????????????????? (@XavDavisBTCCFan) November 8, 2018
Haha ???? the sun ????
— Richard murdoch (@Ricmur72R) November 7, 2018
Wow, The Sun had their Christmas Party early this year didn’t they. ????
— Rob Taylor (@RobTaylorSport) November 7, 2018