Arsenal and Liverpool set to battle over unsettled Barcelona ace Cristian Tello
Arsenal are set to try their luck with an ambitious bid on Barcelona ace Cristian Tello. Arsenal is the latest Premier League club linked with a move for the Cristian Tello, after Liverpool's attempt to lure the Spanish winger to Anfield went haywire during the summer transfer window.
Cristian Tello has yet to ink a new contract with Barcelona, which means that the 21-year-old Spaniard has a minimum release clause on his contract. Due to this release clause Cristian Tello has unique leverage over Barcelona.
Reportedly, Cristian Tello can depart from Nou Camp at unbelievably low price. Cristian Tello can extract a lucrative salary and ensure more playing time in Barcelona’s first team as he has the upper hand in the negotiations of a new contract.
Barcelona’s new manager Tito Vilanova has been sweating over losing Cristian Tello since the beginning of the transfer window. The mediocre release clause in the 21-year-old’s contract has turned out to be a major stumbling block for Barcelona.
Cristian Tello’s current deal with Barcelona expires at the end of the season. This means Cristian Tello will be available in the football market for as low as £8 million. A long list of clubs led by Arsenal and Liverpool have lined up with interest in Cristian Tello because of the players minimum release clause.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers wants Cristian Tello to rethink about joining him at the Merseyside club. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is scrambling to beat Liverpool with a large bid on Cristian Tello.
Arsene Wenger is keen on strengthening Arsenal’s attack during the winter transfer window. Transfer money will be a problem for Arsenal as Arsene Wenger spent most of the funds he was allotted in the summer transfer window to sign in Lukas Podolski, Oliver Giroud and Santi Cazorla.
The Frenchman’s signings are yet to prove their full worth to Arsenal, which is why investors will be hesitant to allow Arsene Wenger with more transfer funds.
On the other hand Liverpool desperately awaits the winter transfer in order to buff up their attack. Presently, Liverpool has only three wingers and a striker in squad. Cristian Tello would be a brilliant signing for Liverpool as the youngster compliments the playing style of Brendan Rodgers and can play as a left winger or left striker.