Arsenal have hi-jacked Lille’s deal to sign Monaco striker Park Chu-Young.
Park was due to undergo the second part of a medical with Lille after completing the first part yesterday, the thing is during that time Arsenal seem to have had a bid accepted by Monaco and they in turn granted Wenger permission to speak to the player.
The player is now in London and set to undergo a medical, as BBC Sport report.
Park shouldn’t cost a great deal of money at all, Le-Equippe claim that it could be as low as €3m with an added €2m in add-ons, the player wages were speculated to be at about €47,000 a week.
It is a surprise, there has been no big build up or long-running saga and shows that Arsenal are serious about getting their business done – a bargain is a bargain and lets hope that this one is more along the lines of a Bacary Sagna type rather than the Squillaci type bargain.
Quite honestly I don’t have much knowledge of this player at all, the most important question is: Can he play?
I care little about any other details.