Wenger wants Dortmund’s Goetze at Arsenal

 

Arsene Wenger is lining up a bid to bring Borussia Dortmund star Mario Goetze to Arsenal, reports claim.

The Mail says AW sent chief scout Steve Rowley to watch the 19-year-old in Dortmund’s Champions League win over Olympiakos in Germany on Tuesday night.

The paper adds that Rowley was also joined at the BVB Stadion by another “senior Arsenal spy” – such is the club’s seriousness about signing the player. It claims that AW views the Germany international as one of the brightest creative talents in Europe and is willing to smash the club’s current transfer record – the £15million paid to Zenit St Petersburg for Andrey Arshavin – to land Goetze.

The paper points out that the German put in an excellent display against Arsenal during the 1-1 Champions League draw in Dortmund in September. And Arsenal’s “top spies” will run the rule over Goetze once more when the club’s meet again on November 23.

The Bundesliga club rate the youngster around the £20million bracket and while the Gunners will initially refuse to meet Dortmund’s asking price, Wenger has made it clear that Goetze is a top priority target. Arsenal are preparing a January offer for Goetze but whether the German club are willing to sell their highly-rated forward in mid-season remains to be seen.

Meanwhile, the Mirror this morning reports that AW has ruled Arsenal out of the chase for Real Madrid’s Esteban Granero. The Gunners have been linked with the Spain Under-21 forward, but the manager says he is not interested.

CARL ELDRIDGE – on Twitter @eldomedia

3 Comments on "Wenger wants Dortmund’s Goetze at Arsenal"

  1. I think The Mail has got it’s knickers in a twist here, the Arsenal “spies” were merely watching future Champions League opponents, a normal scouting mission. 

    Why would Wenger be prepared to pay a record fee for another mid-fielder when Ramsey and Arteta are doing so well and Wilshire will be back early in the new year.  Also don’t forget we still have Diaby to return, no doubt he’ll soon be ready to put in ten minutes before going off injured, that’s if he doesn’t break down in the pre-match warm up.

  2. One more lie reported by this pretending website. Wenger B@$t@rd has admitted club will not spend in January. So has StanShite

  3. Please Wenger don’t bring him to our club, he will move to the next when he becomes more than what he is now. Buy any player but not him, nor Hazard

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