Arsene Wenger to beat the clock for old transfer prospect Yoann Gourcuff
Arsene Wenger has been given renewed hope to land his long-standing transfer prospect Yoann Gourcuff. The Arsenal manager, who has been in pursuit of the attacking midfielder for over three years now, might finally get the chance to sign in the France international since his move Atletico Madrid is falling apart.
The Emirates boss gave up on the 26-year-old last summer because of Lyon’s unreasonable price tag. With Yoann Gourcuff entering the transfer market once again, Arsene Wenger is already ready to place a bid on him.
According to The Express, Yoann Gourcuff won’t be moving to any Spanish club this season. Therefore, Lyon would be willing to sell the former AC Milan playmaker at a cut-price.
Well, if that’s the case then Arsene Wenger faces something of a race for Yoann Gourcuff. Reports show top notch clubs from across Europe are already lining up bids for Yoann Gourcuff. This means a transfer battle for the talented Frenchman could ensue during the last couple of hours of the transfer window.
Reportedly, Arsene Wenger has a decent chance of signing in Yoann Gourcuff. Lyon manager Remi Garde would have loved to keep Yoann Gourcuff by his side, but the French club’s dire financial situation leaves no other option.
Lyon’s financial debts must be huge given that they have already sold Hugo Lloris to Tottenham Hotspur, Aly Cissokho to Valencia and Kim Källström to Spartak Moscow.
Once the most talked about player in the transfer market, Yoann Gourcuff, these days is far from the legend he used to be because. Frequent injuries have upset the Frenchman’s career, who was about to picked up by Real Madrid. Nonetheless, Yoann Gourcuff still has a lot to offer.
Yoann Gourcuff rose to fame at Bordeaux, where he recorded brilliant form in two successive seasons. The Frenchman is currently being linked to his former clubs Bordeaux and AC Milan, although a couple of other European powerhouses are also interested in acquiring his services.
Arsene Wenger has some of the best midfield talents at Arsenal; therefore, it’s hard to fathom why he would still desire to bring Yoann Gourcuff to the squad. With Jack Wilshere, Mikel Arteta, Tomas Rosicky, Santi Cazorla, Aaron Ramsey and Abou Diaby in his squad, Yoann Gourcuff would find it extremely hard to feature in Arsenal’s first-team.