Arsenal might just have received some major encouragement in the bid to sign young Croatian midfield dynamo, Marcelo Brozovic as his agent confirms both parties are on the same path of interests.
The 22-year old who currently plays for Dinamo Zagreb has been likened to two of Croatia’s most recent and midfield exports Ivan Rakitic and Luka Modric in terms of his abilities in central midfield. Arsenal have reportedly long been in talks with he and his representatives since last summer but a fee has yet to be agreed. His agent, Miroslav Bicanic, believes a move could still be possible even with the current hitches.
“We are talking to several clubs, although there is nothing concrete at this moment” the agent is quoted by Goal.
“We know of Arsenal’s interest, but there is nothing agreed. At this moment, Marcelo is with Dinamo and everything depends on Dinamo.”
“They have to agree a price with a club and then we can hold talks.”
“Of course Marcelo would be interested in playing in the Premier League with a club such as Arsenal.”
“We hope he can change clubs and come to England as it is one of the best leagues in the world. But the decision depends on Dinamo”
Midfield and defense are the areas where Arsene Wenger is looking to add some more strength to his squad and according to the profile he has in Croatia, Marcelo would appear to be one of the youngsters who could fit in well within the Arsenal set up.
Sunday’s win against City showed how tight the Gunners could make a game be when necessary and with just about a handful of the team’s central midfielders available – Wilshere and Arteta still injured – perhaps the manager would want to add from the transfer market to ensure that he builds on that script for the coming games of this season and beyond.
Principally seen as an attacking midfielder, Brozovic displays a collection of skills which makes him adaptable to every position in the midfield, no less the defensive midfield role so craved for by Arsenal. He features for Zagreb in a more advanced midfield role, but is solid enough to play a role just ahead of the back four. He may not be seen as the Carvalho or Bender so sorely demanded by gooners but at 22, he has the potential to be schooled to become the best he could be under Wenger’s tested and trusted tutelage.
Arsenal will be making effort to get as good a bargain as possible, especially not to overpay for a player whose worth is actually not rubber stamped as top quality. And for a club who took well over three bids and a month to part with £2.5m for Bielik, you wouldn’t be surprised if this one took a little while to conclude.
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