Despite January being months away, transfer talk has started yet again with Arseanl. Yes, yet another player has been linked with the Northern London club, but this one seems to have some teeth to it.
Lucas Biglia, a fantastic midfielder and man of brilliant footwork, has long been touted as playing below his fighting weight by being at Belgian club giants, Anderlecht. The Argentinean was linked with a big money move to Real Madrid over the summer transfer window, but Madrid’s interest seemed to wain as the could not come to an agreement with the host club. Arsenal was linked at one point, but it was all hot air coming from the player’s agent trying to drum up a deal before the transfer window slammed shut.
It speaks volumes of Biglia’s abilities that he has been able to break into a strong Argentinean national team while playing in a relatively low-class league in Belgium. Being a player on the rise the 25-year-old won’t be in Brussels much longer, that’s for sure.
Sky Sports has reported that the player is well and truly on Arsene Wenger’s radar. The Frenchman could be looking to beef up a somewhat thin midfield, after the departure of Alex Song to Barcelona.
If this deal does follow suit, then expect the battle for spots in Arsenal’s midfield to really heat up, with the re-introduction of Tomas Rosicky and Jack Wilshere into the fold within the next couple of months.