According to the latest reports from Spain, Arsenal are linked with a move for former Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric.
This transfer season has been dreadful so far for Arsenal. Numerous players have been linked up with Arsenal so far, but only Yaya Sanogo’s deal with the club has officially taken place. The Arsenal boss has so far ran after big names like Gonzalo Higuain and Luis Suarez this summer. The former one has moved to Napoli, whereas clinching the deal of the latter is still considered as a futile effort. Thus in such a scenario comes the choice of Modric.
The 27-year old Croatian international currently plies his trade at Real Madrid. He came into limelight after joining the North London club Tottenham in 2008. Preferably a central midfielder, he can also play in the role of an attacking midfielder. He had appeared 159 times for Spurs securing 17 goals and 26 assists before joining the Spanish giant in 2012. He has also been a regular member at Santiago Bernabeu. But the inclusion of youngster Isco in Madrid may reduce Modric’s importance. Thus in such a scenario, Modric may look for a transfer back to an English club. If Wenger can manage to offer a lucrative amount for Modric, he can bag the deal.
In other Arsenal news, Turkish club Galatasaray will fly to North London this weekend to compete against Arsenal in Emirates cup, Emmanuel Eboue seems to get nostalgic about that. The Ivory Coast international has served the Gunners for six long seasons before moving to the Turkish club.
“I still speak to several of the guys regularly – Bacary Sagna and Abou Diaby for example – and sometimes Arsène Wenger too,” Eboue said, according to Arsenal’s official website.
“I always want to hear news from the club because I am a big supporter of them. I’m a Galatasaray player now, but I am still in love with Arsenal and I always watch their games.”
The 30-year old Eboue was loved by the Gunners fans’ for his passion and bravery. And he is excited to appear in front of them again, though now as an opponent player. But that hardly bothers him.
“I am so excited [about the Emirates Cup]! I was on holiday when I first found out – one of my friends called me and said: ‘Manu, you know you’re going to play in the Emirates Cup against Arsenal?’” Eboue said.
“I couldn’t believe it. I can’t wait to see my old team-mates, the staff and of course the fans. They all did so many good things for me, and it’s going to be a brilliant experience.”