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Sources have told Goal.com's Wayne Veysey that Atlético Madrid outcast Adrián López is a £14.6 million January transfer target for Arsène Wenger.
I know you're probably thinking it could be true, because Wenger saved the careers of Thierry Henry and Robin van Persie.
Le Professeur was aware of Thierry's untapped potential, which is why the Gunners signed Henry on the back of a disappointing spell at Juve.
Wenger worked with Henry at Monaco, the then-Juventus winger was a contributing member on France's FIFA World Cup winning squad and he was widely lauded as a once-in-a-generation talent.
William Gallas said (via The Sun): "All the coaches predicted a fine future for him [Henry]. He was so good, a prodigy. At 14, his future was laid out before him."
RVP cost £2.75 million, so he was a risk worth taking.
If Wenger signs Adrián for £14.6 million, it would be like signing Francis Jeffers for £8 million.
In 17 combined La Liga and UEFA Europa League games this season, Adrián has scored once from 26 shots. What is Arsenal's main problem? Finishing off chances.
Adrián's skill is undeniable, but there are plenty of footballers with potential and sub-par production.
Sercan Sararer comes to mind, because he has completed more dribbles in league play than Gervinho, Theo Walcott and Lukas Podolski combined. Yet, Sararer can't thread the final pass or put the ball in the back of the net.
There are calculated risks, and then there are crazy, all-in, pray the Hail Mary, hope-everything-is-alright-when-it-isn't deals.
Adrián, Fernando Torres, Andy Carroll, Bébé and Jean-Alain Boumsong fall under this category. Having learnt from the "fox-in-the-box" deal, Wenger won't sign Adrián for £14.6 million.
If the French manager does, it will be a tell-tale sign that he has lost it.