Now here's a piece of news that Arsenal fans will receive with mixed emotions! Sky Sports is reporting that the petulant Togo international is in transfer negotiations with Money bags Manchester City.
Manchester City is reported to have tabled an initial offer of 20 million pounds for the moody-want-striker. I am certain that Arsenal will reject the offer with a view to at least match their valuation, which is 10 million pounds more. Whether they get that much remains uncertain.
If Arsenal do indeed sell their Ade to Manchester City, one can certainly be sure that Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger has already identified a ready-made player willing to move to the Emirates. Exactly how the fans will react to this bit of news is unknown.
What is known however, is that Wenger must have been gatvol (fed up, in Afrikaans) with one of his proteges to consider selling so soon after tying him on a new deal.
It also means that Arsenal, as a club, view Manchester City as not a sufficient threat in the coming season to sell them a player we all know has immense potential.
With RVP having signed an extended contract and Cesc committing himself at least for one more season and host of young starts tied up in solid contracts, if the transfer goes through, will it represent a shrewd piece of move by Wenger or will it prove an unmitigated disaster?
Time will tell. In Wenger We Trust.